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Labor Market Information for Workforce Planning

Labor Market Information (LMI) for Workforce Planning supports Regional Workforce Planning. The LMI available on this webpage is designed to assist Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs) in developing regional workforce development strategies that align with Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) priorities.

Occupations in Demand

Each program year, LWDAs are required to develop and continually update the list of occupations that are in-demand in their region and area. LWDA regional demand occupations should align with REDC priority occupations, where possible. To discover which occupations are an REDC priority, consult your region's Progress Report. Check our Regional and LWDA Priority Occupations page for the current list of regional and local priority occupations, and the factors that each LWDA used to determine their list.

  • Current Demand
    • Current Demand shows the number of job openings per occupation, business, and industry for New York State, as of April 2016.
  • Short-term Demand
    • Short-term, defined as two years or less, occupational estimates and projections can be used for assessing short-range trends in occupational employment and resulting occupational opportunities.
  • Long-term Demand
    • Long-term, defined as ten years, occupational estimates and projections can help individuals make informed education and career decisions and assist educators and training providers in planning for future needs. These projections are also helpful for long-term economic development and regional planning.

Significant Industries

Each program year, LWDAs are required to develop sector-based workforce strategies that align with REDC priorities. Sector based workforce strategies build partnerships of businesses, training providers, community organizations, and other key stakeholders around specific industries to address the workforce needs of businesses and the training, employment, and career advancement needs of workers. The below LMI is designed to assist LWDAs in developing sector strategies that align with REDC priorities.

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