Labor Market Information
The U.S. Department of Labor and WIOA emphasizes that workforce and labor market information (LMI) is essential to local economies and the nation's economy. Accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible workforce and labor market information is critical for:
• Building a skilled workforce that spurs business competitiveness and economic growth;
• Strengthening career pathways and guiding skill attainment for good jobs, economic opportunity, and career growth;
• Understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy; and
• Spending workforce training and education funds effectively.
One of the responsibilities of America's Job Centers is to provide labor market information to employers looking to hire within the region. The goal of LMI is to help clients make informed choices, and decisions for a variety of purposes, including business investment decision making, career planning and preparation, education and training offerings, job search opportunities, hiring, and public or private workforce investments.
Imperial County AJCCs use the data platform EMSI to access this information and make it available to its clients. Specific datasets by industry and occupation are able to be provided upon request by emailing BusinessServices@co.imperial.ca.us
Examples of datasets from EMSI are linked below.