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Labor Market Information for Refugee Employment Programs

Labor market information (LMI) is a valuable tool for counseling clients on employment options or matching clients with quality job placements. Despite the substantial benefits of using LMI, its complexity and breadth can make it challenging to understand.

This guide will provide you with:

  1. an overview of LMI and associated data;
  2. a look at more than 30 LMI data points, covering information about industries and occupations, local employers, unemployment rates, and educational requirements and opportunities; and
  3. nine practical ideas and concrete examples for how you can apply LMI to refugee job development, career counseling, and job readiness programs