Labour Market Information (LMI)
The ‘Careerometer’ widget below is a great way to get a quick snapshot of jobs and compare information about pay and projected workforce change, including projected growth or contraction of the workforce and the projected need for replacing retiring workers. This means that a profession might experience a decline in overall numbers, but still need new recruits because of the number of older workers due to retire.
The labour market in the North-East of England, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire
In England, Local Enterprise Partnerships take the strategic lead on creating future work opportunities. CareerWave has written articles about future jobs in the regions we work in. Within each article are up to date links where you can get the best LMI.
National and global trends: the future of work and skills
Of course we can’t just look at one region in isolation. We live in an increasingly interconnected world. Therefore it is important to get some understanding about what is happening across the U.K. and the world.
The following links are recommended:
- The Edge Foundation is an independent UK-based education charity that has published 10 excellent bulletins about skills shortages. In each of the first 7 bulletins there is a ‘spotlight’ on a specific sector: Engineering (from page 9), Digital (from page 10), Creative Industries (from page 12), Hospitality (from page 11), Health & Social Care (from page 16), Construction (from page 18), Logistics (from page 22), The final three bulletins do not ‘spotlight’ section, but there is a lot of skills related content – Bulletin 8 (several articles on skills in the green and digital economies), Bulletin 9 (good article on skills shortage in Artificial Intelligence from page 23) and Bulletin 10. (interesting article on migration and skills in UK from page 17).
- The now defunct UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) is a 2014 report called Careers of the Future. The accompanying infographic is a great visual.
- ‘What is the future of work?’-7 minute video clip by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2020 the WEF also produced their latest The Future of Jobs report (see pages 30 and 32 for some interesting data about growth jobs and declining jobs).
- The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has produced these great infographics about the future of work. The website where this data is found has load of other reports and articles related to this topic.
The Careerometer in action on other recommended careers websites
The information held in Careerometer comes from LMI for All. Some of the best career websites use LMI for All, including those that have a database of jobs with key information about each role. The ones we use and like a lot are;
Job search websites
Another excellent source of job information is any website that advertises jobs. Searching by postcode, at any given time, will give you a picture of what work is available and which sectors are dominant in your local area. This includes;
NHS Jobs (get informed about the range of roles available with our biggest employer)