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Labour Market Information (LMI)

What is Labour Market Information and how can it help me?

When you are thinking about the type of job you would like to do in the future, it is helpful to understand trends in the job market so you can make informed choices. This is known as ‘labour market information’ and is often referred to as LMI.

LMI can give you lots of useful information including:

  • which job areas are growing and which are declining
  • the number of people employed in certain jobs
  • which industries are recruiting, and where
  • which skills employers are looking for.

In Berkshire, we collect lots of labour market information so we can predict the types of jobs that will be available in the future. It helps us plan and means we can let you know what to expect in the future so you can prepare. Right here, across the UK and around the world, the world of work is changing. Some jobs that were around ten years ago no longer exist. Some of today’s jobs might not be available by the time you start your first job.