Access and Use of Drivers’ License Files by State LMI Offices

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A recent report from a National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) July 2015 subcommittee on data sharing looks at the use of DMV files by State Labor Market Information Offices. The publication is intended to facilitate access for research purposes to demographics, social security numbers, and addresses from state drivers' license files as part of a system of enhanced UI wage records. The report argues that the practice of linking administrative and research files to wage records yields substantial benefits without burdening employers or the UI system.