Labor Market Information

What is Labor Market Information (LMI)?

Labor Market Information includes a variety of labor market statistics, economic, and demographic data such as:

  • Employment and Wages - current employment, projections, and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles, and career information.
  • Labor Force - labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates.
  • Economic Indicators - PA Price Level Index, Consumer Price Index, income, and unemployment claims data.
  • Population – age, race, gender, income, veteran’s status, and education information.

LMI can help job seekers and businesses gain a better understanding about our region, and Allegheny County in particular.

Once you know the careers that interest you most, LMI can be used to answer some of your important questions, such as:

  1. What jobs are out there?
  2. How many jobs are in this field?
  3. What kind of wages can I expect to earn?
  4. Where is the best place to look for jobs?
  5. How many jobs will there be in this field over the next 10 years?


My Skills My Future ( has many valuable tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Here are some of the areas that this resource can help you with:

  • Explore Other Careers that use your current skills and experience
  • Search and Find jobs locally in those new career areas
  • Find Businesses/Employers who hire in these career
  • Find Local Training Opportunities for these careers

O*Net Online ( is an interactive tool for exploring occupations developed by the National Center for O*NET (the Occupational Information Network) Development. It covers an extensive number of occupations, detailed job descriptions, wage information, related occupations and more...

State Resources

Pennsylvania's workforce development system enables our citizens to compete in the worldwide, knowledge-based economy.

JobGateway® ( offers resources in the Career Tools section.

Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis ( has many valuable resources available including:

Pennsylvania Career Guide - annual publication that can help to evaluate career options.

Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook - designed to assist in making career decisions. It contains detailed occupational information for over 230 occupations.

Career Videos provide a glimpse of what it’s like to work in a specific occupation. These are actual career video clips so a customer can see real people in actual jobs. There are over 500 videos of people at work in various occupations showing the kind of work involved and providing the typical educational background.

The long-term Occupational Projections can be used to define future employment opportunities. High Priority Occupations (HPOs) are a direct result of the second step in Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development.  The purpose of the statewide and regional HPO lists is to align workforce training and education investments with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages. Careers in Demand are one-page reports designed for job seekers for high priority occupations.

The Top 50 Employers report lists the largest employers ranked by number of employees.

Federal Resources

Visit the CareerOneStop. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and brings together all the LMI resources developed by the federal government into a user-friendly format and includes links to connect you to State LMI resources for whatever location applies to your career goals. 

Occupation Profile

Get wages, employment trends, skills needed, and more for any occupation. Search by occupation and location to find:  WagesEmployment TrendsKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities|  Tasks & ActivitiesTools & Technology|  Education & TrainingRelated OccupationsWeb Resources

Explore Careers at a Glance

Use these tools and links to learn which occupations are in high demand in your area, pay good wages, and relate to your skills or training.

  • Career profiles
  • Compare occupations
  • What’s hot
  • Research industries


Need some ideas for careers you might like?

Whether you are just starting out, or wondering if another career would suit you better, self-assessments can help you consider different options.

  • What is an assessment?
  • Skills assessment
  • Interest assessment
  • Work values


Build your career with knowledge and a thoughtful plan.

Whether you want to plan your career future, or just need structure to stay on track with career and education goals, career planning resources will help. Learn about salary expectations and occupation licenses to better prepare for next steps.

  • Set career goals
  • Licensed occupations
  • Salaries
  • Professional development


CareerOneStop provides links to other USDOL sponsored sites including the Business Center, Competency Model Clearinghouse, Credentials Center, Disaster Recovery, Ex-Offenders, GetMyFuture, mySkills myFuture, Veterans ReEmployment and Worker ReEmployment.

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