Labor Market Information

Resources related to employment and workforce data including data about employment by location and occupation, labor supply and demand, earnings, unemployment and demographics of the labor force

  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from JFF examines data from across the country revealing the promise and challenges of high school skilled trades education.

  • Research/ Report
May 2020

This report from Lumnia, Gallup, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Omidyar Network finds that workers with industry recognized certifications but no postsecondary degree have greater earning potential and career advancement than workers with just a high school diploma.

  • Research/ Report
January 2020

This report from Advance CTE describes approaches that states are taking to partner across agencies to access and review labor market information; develop definitions for high skill, high wage and in demand; provide local flexibility, and disseminate the information widely to key audiences.

  • Policy
January 2019

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Office of Higher Education released the Graduate Employment Outcomes Tool, which provides wage and employment reports by institution and by program for individuals who graduated within the past few years.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
September 2018

This report from Education Strategy Group, Advance CTE and Council of Chief State School Officers provides a roadmap for how states can identify which credentials have labor market value and approaches to improve credential attainment and reporting.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from JFF, Lumina Foundation and Burning Glass Technologies examines the career advancement prospects of people entering middle-skill jobs.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines earnings across education level, program of study, and majors to recommend five considerations for students as they navigate the postsecondary system.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from Advance CTE is designed to help states think through the process of disseminating labor market information. The guide highlights how Nevada, Kentucky and Washington disseminated data to various audiences and provides questions for states to consider for each.