Labor Market Information

Advisory Group to Secretary of Labor Grapples with Opportunities for Strengthening Workforce and Labor Market Information

Christina Pena
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), the expert group representing national, state, and local data users and producers, met recently to shape their recommendations for the Secretary of Labor. The topic of wage record data arose several times, and echoed WDQC’s administrative wage record agenda to improve information for workforce data consumers.

WIAC members have developed a number of draft recommendations that could improve workforce and labor market information. Some of these recommendations would call on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to:

MT Releases Report on Postsecondary Labor Market Outcomes and Supply/Demand

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) released a new report entitled "Meeting State Worker Demand: A report on the Labor Market Outcomes for Montana Colleges." The report answers two particularly important questions:

          (1) Are Montana’s colleges producing enough graduates to meet employer demand? and

Advisory Group Releases Workforce Information Agenda

Christina Pena
Monday, July 17, 2017

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an official 15-member body of labor market information (LMI) experts representing national, state, and local data users and producers, recently published their vision of challenges and opportunities for strengthening LMI.

The full report provides general background, as well as details on the following opportunities:

RI Uses UI Records and LMI to Make Dislocated Worker Determination

Jenna Leventoff
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In December 2016, Rhode Island’s Governor’s Workforce Board passed a new policy clarifying the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)’s definition of “dislocated worker.” Under this new definition, the state estimates that more than twice as many dislocated workers will be eligible to receive services paid for by federal grant funds already awarded to the state.