Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Labor Market Information Center

Podcasts from the LMI Win-Win Network Community of Practice (CoP)

Please note: The following are links to podcasts from the Employment and Training Administration's Labor Market Information (LMI) Win-Win Network Community of Practice (CoP).

These podcasts will help learners identify and use labor market and workforce statistics. The presentations are written simply, and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. Each podcast is roughly 10 minutes long and a transcript of two to three pages is also available for download. The podcast and transcript can be used either separately or together: the links can't be accessed from the podcasts, but the podcasts include visuals not available in the transcripts.

These podcasts should prove helpful for a broad variety of audiences and purposes, including grant applications; targeting growing industries and occupations; pinpointing labor market hardship; state and regional planning; and assessing program effectiveness.

Some provide an overview of a topic (like unemployment data), while others explain in a step-by-step manner how to obtain a specific type of data or to use a specific data tool. Each topical presentation includes basic definitions, a brief historical background, links to the most important data sources, and practical tips on how to interpret and use the data and avoid common mistakes. The tool- and data-specific presentations are designed to enable you to obtain useful data by the end of the lesson.

Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites

Dislocated Worker Data

Economic Data

Employment Projections

Geographic Data

Industry Data

Unemployment Data

Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries

Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios

Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184