Labor Market Information (LMI)

WHAT IS LMI? The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) helps youth, job seekers and employers make informed employment decisions through real-time LMI, including statistics, projections and trends on employment, occupations, labor supply and demand, earnings, population and demographics.

Open Educator and Parent Toolkit (pdf)

Use LMI to help your students:

  • Explore the types of jobs that will be available after graduation
  • Learn about wages and earning potential
  • Determine job skill and education requirements
  • Identify where current jobs are located
  • Find training opportunities

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Training Pays

Earnings and unemployment
rates by skills attainment

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Many paths to reach the top

Below is one example of many career paths across all industries. Career path progression reward workers for gains in skills and knowledge.

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What is it?

WisConomy offers easy-to-use, online tools that deliver labor market data in new and engaging ways.

How can I use it?

Data Search tools help students, parents and educators research hot jobs with high-demand and growth, learn about licensed occupations and related requirements, explore occupations and income earning potential and more.

Data Dashboard tools enable students, parents and educators to create personalized reports and share information using the most current LMI data available in Wisconsin.


What is it?

Job & Industry Projections offer long-term employment projections available by industry and occupation. The projections are downloadable in Microsoft Excel by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and title. The tool also highlights the change in employment numbers, including which industries and occupations will experience the highest job growth.

How can I use it?

Take a deep data dive to compare and contrast industries and occupations in Wisconsin as they look today and how they stack-up in the future.


What is it?

Hot Jobs data provides projections for high growth occupations that meet the following criteria:

  1. The median salary above the state median;
  2. The percentage change must be greater than the state average; and
  3. Have the most projected openings.

How can I use it?

After learning about Hot Job occupations, your students can use codes to learn more about NAICS specific jobs within these occupations.


What is it?

County Profiles offer County-level reports on population, demographics, labor force dynamics, industry employment and wages, local employment projections and personal income.

How can I use it?

Compare and contrast profiles from county-to-county. Research trends in your county, neighboring counties and in counties throughout the state.


What is it?

MyLMI is a tool on that offers a variety of applications for job seekers and employers, enabling them to customize desired information by selecting one or more widgets. Widget examples include: Job Openings, Candidates and Unemployment Maps, County Wages, Education & Training, County Profiles, Hot Jobs and Job & Industry Projections.

How can I use it?

MyLMI offers tools that allow your students to explore all aspects of LMI, including data to compare employment trends and job openings by county, and discover education and training requirements and resources for specific occupations.


What is it?

Skill Explorer is an application that provides information on jobs that share similar skills for job seekers, employers, educators and the general public. Users can research opportunities that match their existing skill sets or learn about the skills and training needed for their desired job. Skill Explorer also can help students and job seekers of any age identify transferable skills, career pathways and training needs.

How can I use it?

Skill Explorer allows students to discover different jobs and skill sets and evaluate how their skills transfer between industries and occupations. Use this tool to help your students research the skills and education necessary to obtain a summer job, as well as to achieve their dream job.


Contact your Regional Labor Market Economist for help with analyzing and interpreting labor force data.

The information on this site is updated regularly. The same search run at another time may produce different results.

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