Real-Time Labor Market Information Systems

April 01, 2011

Funding: Jobs for the Future

Performance period: March 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013

Summary: GWIPP assisted Jobs for the Future, a Boston-based nonprofit with funding from the Lumina Foundation, in preparing a paper that assesses the current state of real-time labor market information (LMI) systems and the current and potential place of real-time LMI within federal policy. By gaining a depth of understanding of the promise and limitations of real time LMI, this paper supports the work of Jobs for the Future in helping community colleges, workforce development programs, and federal agencies make effective use of this important innovation. (Real-time LMI includes statistics and analyses drawn electronic job postings.)