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BLS App for the Occupational Outlook Handbook and the BLS Local Data App Now Available

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released an app version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). So, in addition to the BLS Local Data App, data users can now download the CareerInfo app, available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.

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Posted On: 10/21/2019 6:05 PM

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Third Multi-State Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium Meeting

How state licensing regulatory structures differ, the unintended consequences of licensing reform and how to sustain efforts as the Occupational Licensing Consortium wraps up were just some of the points of discussion during the third and final annual Multi-State Occupational Licensing Learning Consortium Meeting.

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Posted On: 10/3/2019 1:57 PM

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BLS Releases Monthly Labor Review on Projections for 2018-2028

This Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Monthly Labor Review article provides information for the BLS 2018-28 national employment projections, which were released September 4, 2019

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Posted On: 10/3/2019 11:30 AM

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Workforce Information Grant Public Comments Sought by ETA for a 60-Day Period

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published a sixty-day Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for Workforce Information Grants to States (WIGS).Comments are due by December 9, 2019. The October 10, 2019 Federal Register Notice provides full background and instructions for the submission of comments.   The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

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Posted On: 10/10/2019 6:52 PM

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Corporation for a Skilled Workforce Releases Workforce Data and Development Toolkit

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) releases "Understanding Your Community: Labor Market and Workforce Development System Data Toolkit". 

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Posted On: 1/11/2019 5:54 PM

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Secretary Acosta Responds to WIAC Informational Report

Secretary Acosta and the Department of Labor have responded to the Workforce Information Advisory Council's (WIAC) Challenges and Opportunities in Workforce and Labor Market Information Report. Read the report, the Secretary's response, and other information about the WIAC at https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/wiac/

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Posted On: 7/1/2019 5:49 PM

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Periodic Table of STEM Occupations Released by Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) created an interactive periodic table of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations instead of chemical elements. You can hover over an "element" or group to highlight each occupational discipline in the table.

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Posted On: 1/29/2019 9:07 PM

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New Resources for Working with Industry to Implement Competency Models

Interested in learning more about how U.S. DOL’s competency models can benefit your workforce development efforts? Check out these new resources on the Competency Model Clearinghouse.

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Posted On: 7/18/2019 7:13 AM

America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth
BLS Improves its Unemployment Rate Mapping Tool for States, Metro Areas and Counties

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has improved its mapping tool for Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), which helps customers find unemployment rates for states, local areas and counties. The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

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Posted On: 7/26/2019 2:23 PM

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Accessing the Quarterly Workforce Indicators in the Census Business Builder

The Census Bureaus webinar on "Accessing the Quarterly Workforce Indicators in the Census Business Builder" is scheduled on June 26, 2019 at 1:30pm EST.  The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute host the webinar.

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Posted On: 6/26/2019 12:26 PM

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Webinar on Job Growth and Spatial Mismatch between Jobs and Low-Income Residents

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The U.S. Census Bureau and its Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership, in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), present a webinar on  "Job Growth and the Spatial Mismatch between Jobs and Low-Income Residents" on April 17, 2019. 

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Posted On: 4/16/2019 6:22 PM

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Global Industry Association Develops the First Semiconductor Competency Model

In a 2018 survey, 85% of SEMI members revealed that attracting, training and retaining talent is a major concern and top priority as emerging technologies including Al, machine learning, 5G and loT amplify the semiconductor industry's need for skilled workers.

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Posted On: 9/30/2019 2:37 PM

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BLS Releases the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Data for May 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes data on the occupation, industry, and geographic area details surveyed in the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program data collection.  The May 2018 OES data were released on March 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

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Posted On: 3/29/2019 10:31 AM

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CareerOneStop Launches In-Demand Certification Finder Tool

CareerOneStop has recently updated its in-demand certification list. The list contains nearly 500 certifications that have been identified as in-demand through CareerOneStop’s analysis of national job posting data. The updated list includes 143 new certifications.

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Posted On: 7/1/2019 4:32 PM

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NASWA Labor Market Information Committee Reports Issued and Meetings Scheduled

The National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA) schedules regular meetings for its Labor Market Information (LMI) Committee.  As a result of its work, the LMI Committee released one of its products - a report entitled, "Labor Market Information Shops as Assets for Workforce Development:  Lessons and Examples from Three States."

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:40 PM

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White House Issues Report on Job-Driven Training and Apprenticeship Progress Update

The Administration under the leadership of Vice President Biden released a plan to expand the number of pathways for Americans to gain the skills they need to get better, higher-paying jobs and increase access to those pathways.  

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Posted On: 6/25/2019 12:35 AM

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Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee Meetings - Giving You the Power of Data

The Federal Statistics Advisory Committee advises the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESAs) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.

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Posted On: 6/19/2017 8:01 PM

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ETA Publishes its Lower Living Standard Income Level's Annual Update

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issues its update to the Lower Living Standard Income Levels (LLSIL) annually. A Federal Register Notice (FRN) is published each June for the LLSIL used in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs.

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Posted On: 9/10/2018 8:46 PM

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Department of Commerce Data Advisory Council Meetings on Economic Statistics

The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce (DOC) hosts regular Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings to improve the communication and data sharing between businesses and the Department.

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Posted On: 6/19/2017 7:41 PM

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Advisory Committee Meetings and Activities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a number of advisory committees that provide consultation and feedback on data program design and operations.  Most of these committees meet on a semi-annual basis, and meetings are posted in advance.

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:49 PM

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National Skills Coalition Webinars on Apprenticeship, Skills and Workforce Data

The National Skills Coalition (NSC) holds webinars that occasionally cover data-related topics, such as providing information on apprenticeship data or on collaborations related to workforce data.

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:47 PM

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State Data Sharing Initiatives and Using Administrative Data for Evaluation and Policy

The State Data Sharing (SDS) Initiative, implemented by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC), launched and hosted their first All States Meeting in September of 2016.  Periodically, in conjunction with NASWA and the CREC, the SDS holds webinars on the benefits, criteria and other considerations for sharing administrative data among states.

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Posted On: 11/6/2017 4:43 PM

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The Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Proposed Changes

The Census Bureau sought comments on its Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) information collection, which were due on this collection for the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data series by February 6, 2017.

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Posted On: 11/27/2018 4:57 PM

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Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee Meetings

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Advisory Committee advises the Director of the BEA on matters related to the development and improvement of BEA's national, regional, regional, and industrial, and international economic accounts.  It especially focuses on areas of new and rapidly growing economic activities arising from innovative and advancing technologies.  And, it provides recommendations from the perspectives of the economics profession, business, and government.

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Posted On: 9/11/2018 11:45 AM

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American Community Survey Webinars, Releases, and Data on Education and Employment

The U.S. Census Bureau provides regular releases of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics on education and employment. 

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 6:07 PM

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Understanding Statistics and the Margin of Error in Surveys - How to Assess Data Accuracy

All surveys other than a complete census or complete administrative records involve various types of sampling errors, the most well-known of which is the “margin of error.”  To properly understand and use evidence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the margin of error in surveys.

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Posted On: 8/24/2017 8:37 PM

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LMI 101 Training Available as Quick Lesson Podcasts and Tutorials

In these training materials, the U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and state labor market departments show you how to use workforce data to identify growing and demand occupations, determine which of them are jobs that you can target for certain services, and ascertain what preparatory education and training are needed to qualify for them.

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Posted On: 1/14/2019 6:37 PM

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Find the Newest Economic Data for Business and Strategic Planning

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, workforce professionals will partner with economic development agencies to promote community prosperity. These sources of data provide useful economic statistics for decision-making. Businesses also use economic data for their business planning and communities use economic data for strategic planning.

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:34 PM

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Workforce Information Advisory Council Call for Members, its Recommendations and Meetings

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) mandated the creation of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an advisory committee charged with providing focused and specialized leadership on the labor market information (LMI) system. The WIAC held its first meeting in July of 2016 in Washington, DC.  Detailed agendas for its meetings, and notices of opportunity for members of the public to address the WIAC, are available on WIAC's Homepage.

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Posted On: 1/14/2019 8:48 PM

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There's a Stat for That: Stay Updated with BLS News, Tutorials and Data Releases

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) offers a wide range of data about employment and characteristics of the labor force.

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Posted On: 7/26/2019 3:09 PM

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LMI Institute and C2ER Webinars and Trainings

The LMI Institute and Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) host monthly webinars and training to help you learn about labor market information (LMI) tools and apply labor market data.

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 6:15 PM

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Census Bureau Training, News and Data Releases

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted online its current training schedule, including tutorials conducted as part of its Measuring America initiative.  Combined with their frequent data releases, the Census Bureau brings you the most reliable and up-to-date information on demographics across the nation.

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:56 PM

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Workforce Data Quality Campaign Resources and Events

The Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) is a non-profit, non-partisan initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled workforce and helping U.S. industries compete in a changing economy.       

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Posted On: 4/22/2019 5:43 PM

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Roadmap for Navigating the CareerOneStop Suite of Career Tools

The tools available in CareerOneStop provide solutions for unemployed workers, career counselors, economic developers, educators, parents, students, businesses, workforce professionals, and job seekers.

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Posted On: 11/26/2018 5:58 PM

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Census Holds LED Webinar on Job Ladders and Growth in Earnings, Hours, and Wages

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The U.S. Census Bureau and its Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership, in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), present a webinar on “Job Ladders and Growth in Earnings, Hours, and Wages” on September 19, 2018. 

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Posted On: 9/12/2018 7:36 PM

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Census Webinar on Hidden Gems in Multi-Sector Datasets

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data This webinar was created to provide a deeper dive into Census Bureau data based on popular topics in multi-sector data collection programs. Come learn about the different types of hidden gems data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.

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Posted On: 9/6/2018 7:19 PM

America’s 10 Million Unemployed Youth Spell Danger for Future Economic Growth
BLS Solicits Commments on Local Area Unemployment Statistics Revisions Proposed

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is seeking approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) for revisions to the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data collection program. The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

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Posted On: 6/25/2018 5:08 PM

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Toll Free Help Line Fliers for Workforce System Customers

CareerOneStop has released employment service fliers highlighting the Department of Labor toll-free help line.

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Posted On: 7/1/2019 5:51 PM

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Webinars on Hurricane Preparedness Using OnTheMap for Emergency Management

Census Local Employment Dynamics (LED) webinars help you learn how to use OnTheMap in the event of a natural disaster.  The last webinar on June 27, 2018 was titled, "Hurricane Preparedness with OnTheMap for Emergency Management,"  and demonstrated how to use Census data to assess the possible impact of a potential hurricane. The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

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Posted On: 6/5/2019 1:57 PM

IMLS Announces Funding Opportunity; Encourages Museum Applicants to Submit Projects that Advance Learning and Support of STEM Knowledge for At-Risk Youth
Census Bureau Solicits Commments on Research and Development Surveys

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The Census Bureau has published the sixty-day Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for the 2020 Business Research and Development Surveys (BRDS).  It also outlined plans to include artificial intelligence (AI) data in the surveys.

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Posted On: 8/29/2018 10:30 AM

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Census Bureau Hosts American Community Survey Statistics Webinar

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The Census Bureau will hold a webinar on September 6, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern) in advance of the September 13th release of the 2017 American Community Survey statistics.

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Posted On: 8/30/2018 8:57 AM

Gotta Jet? - Attracting the Next Generation to Aerospace Manufacturing
Census Bureau Solicits Commments on the Annual Survey of Manufactures

The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The Census Bureau published a sixty-day Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) notice for the Annual Survey of Manufactures on July 13, 2018. The Census Bureau has conducted the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) since 1949 to provide key measures of manufacturing activity during inter-censal periods.

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Posted On: 8/29/2018 10:47 AM

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Contingent and Alternative Employment Survey Announcement

A news release summarizing the contingent and alternative employment arrangements data from this survey will be published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on June 7, 2018. The Census Bureau will post a public use microdata file from this survey at a later date.

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Posted On: 6/25/2018 5:12 PM

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The Workforce Information Advisory Council is Soliciting Members

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) mandated the creation of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an advisory committee charged with providing focused and specialized leadership on the labor market information (LMI) system. The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is soliciting nominations for 14 appointments to the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).  The appointed nominees will serve two or three-year terms on the council. 

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Posted On: 1/14/2019 9:00 PM

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Gross Domestic Product by County - NABE Webinar

Learn about a new Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) project to measure economic growth in each of the nation's over 3,000 counties during a webinar on December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The National Association of Business Economists (NABE) is offering this public webinar to share information about the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) BEA data.

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Posted On: 12/18/2018 8:56 PM