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LABOR MARKET INFORMATION USER'S GUIDE

The Labor Market Information Division offers many publications at this time.  For a description of each, click on a title below:
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2012 Labor Market Information User's Guide

 
 Affirmative Action Data  Industry Projections 
 Benefits Survey  Labor Force Data Sheets
 Business Employment Dynamics Newsletter  Labor Market Newsletter
 Career Exploration Guide  Licensed Occupations Guide 
 Career Posters  Occupational Projections
 Census Older Worker Report  Statistical Bulletin
 Commuting Pattern Reports  Supply Report
 Consumer Price Index  Underemployment Study
 Hi Tech in Alabama Report  Wage Survey
 Industry Maps  Website Guide
   West Wired Report
 

Affirmative Action Data

This publication provides statistics about race and ethnicity cross tabulated by detailed occupations, occupational groups, sex, worksite geography, residence geography, education, age, and industry according to the latest Census.

Update Frequency: Decennial Census

Geographical Availability: State, Metropolitan Areas (MA's), and Counties

Directory Contact: LAUS

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Benefits Survey

This publication is a survey of employers in the State describing the type of benefits their employees receive.  Survey findings are organized by insurance, paid leave, retirement, miscellaneous benefits, and cost of benefits.  The data in this publication is available by business size, geography, and industry type.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: Workforce Development Regions

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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Business Employment Dynamics Newsletter

This is a quarterly economic news brief of gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (contractions and closings) for private sector establishments.  Business Employment Dynamics statistics are based on place of employment rather than place of residence. 

Update Frequency: Quarterly

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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Career Exploration Guide

This guide contains occupational descriptions, education, regulartory requirements, working conditions, job outlook, employment, estimated wages, projections, and training program information for about 212 occupations. In addition to these topics, there is a notation for occupations that fall within the President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative.

Update Frequency: Biennial

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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Career Posters

The Alabama's Hot 40 and High Growth Job Training Initiative posters provide information about the top 40 high demand occupations and jobs found in high growth industries in the State.  A  limited number of hardcopies are available by contacting the Alabama Labor Market Information office.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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Census Older Worker Report

The Census Older Worker Report is based on industry data  from the Local Emoployment Dynamics program.  This publication contains geographic and economic statistics about private sector workers ages 45 and older in Alabama.

Update Frequency: Annual

Geographical Availability: State, MA's, and Counties

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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Commuting Pattern Reports

These publications contain travel pattern statistics based on data from the Local Employment Dynamics, On the Map tool.  The publications report the number of workers who commute at the county and workforce development region levels.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: Counties and Workforce Development Regions

Division Contact: Labor Market Information

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Consumer Price Index

This monthly news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides summary data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by urban households.  This measure is available for two population groups: (1) All Urban Consumers group which covers approximately 87 percent of the total population along with Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers which represents about 32 percent of the total population. The CPI is available by three indexes: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), (2) a Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), plus the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).  

Update Frequency: Monthly

Geographical Availability: Nation, Census Regions, and Selected Cities

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Hi Tech in Alabama Report


This report contains statistics about the distribution of high tech employment across the state based on quarterly workforce indicators, industry projections, occupational projections, and location quotient data.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: State and Workforce Development Regions

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Industry Maps

These maps show the location of the Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Construction, Energy, Finance, Geospatial, Healthcare, Information, Technology, and Retail Trade sectors throughout Alabama.

Update Frequency: Ongoing

Geographical Availability: State and Workforce Development Regions

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Industry Projections

This publication provides 10-year industry trends throughout Alabama to assist in reasch, policy making, eceonomic development, and other activies that require a reasonable glimpse into the future.

Update Frequency: Biennial

Geographical Availability: State and Workforce Development Regions

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Labor Market Newsletter

This publication is a news brief that contains trends and levels in the labor force, employment and unemployment, and hours and earnings workers in the manufacturing, mining, and quarrying industry divisions of Alabama.

Update Frequency: Monthly

Geographical Availability: State, MA's, and Counties

Directory Contact: LAUS

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 Labor Force Data Sheets

This publication contains civilian labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment data for areas across the State.  Historical and current statistics are available.

Update Frequency: Monthly

Geographical Availability: Nation, State, MA's, Counties, and Selected Cities

Directory Contact: LAUS

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 Licensed Occupations Guide


This publication provides valuable information about jobs that are regulated by the State of Alabama.  Occupations with no specific education, examination, or continuing education requirements are not necessarily included in this report.

Update Frequency: Biennial

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Occupational Projections

This publication is a study of projected trends in occupational employment and job demand for Alabama.  Projections are available in long and short term formats. Long and short term projections provide estimated employment levels for 10 and 2 year periods respectively.  

Update Frequency: Biennial

Geographical Availability: State and Workforce Development Regions

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Statistical Bulletin

This is a monthly publication about the unemployment activities of workers covered by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Law. The Statistical Bulletin includes a summary of employment service activities in addition to unemployment data by industry and county.    

Update Frequency: Monthly

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Reports

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 Supply Report

This report  was prepared for the Alabama Department of Labor through a partnership with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, National Center on Education and the Economy, and Advanced Workforce Systems.  This publication describes labor supply in the State by examining data from the Local Employment Dynamics, Quarterly Workforce Indicators. 

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Underemployment Study

This report presents estimates of underemployment and the characteristics of the employed, unemployed, and non-workers throughout the State.  Characteristics such as age, gender, race, martital status, educational attainment,  reason for unemployent, and employment status are provided in this study.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: State, Workforce Development Region, and Counties

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 Wage Survey

The Wage Survey provides employment and earnings estimates for about 800 occupations based on the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system. Data about the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, household workers, and unpaid family workers are excluded in these wage and employment estimates.

Update Frequency: Annual

Geographical Availability: Nation, State, MA's, and Balance of State Areas

Directory Contact: Occupation Employment Statistics (OES)

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 Website Guide

This publication contains links to websites, which are designed to help job seekers and students explore the job market. These links contain information about interview techniques, resume models, training requirments, wages, and much more. CareerOneStop and O*NET Online are only two examples of the thirty plus websites in the Website Guide that aid jobseekers and students in their career exploration.     

Update Frequency: Annual

Geographical Availability: Nation and State

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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 West WIRED Report

This report contains a collection of statistics that serve as a benchmarks for future economic success in the Western Alabama and Eastern Mississippi (WAEM) area.

Update Frequency: N/A

Geographical Availability: Alabama and Counties of the WAEM area

Directory Contact: Labor Market Information

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