Labour market information

As part of the Government’s strategy on Careers it is recommended that information about the local economy and the local jobs market is displayed and made available to parents and students. Please find this information below.

National Careers Service – How to use labour market information

A short animation commissioned by Education Development Trust, prime contractor of the National Careers Service, to inform teaching professionals about the role of labour market information in schools, and how to use it to enhance the careers education, information, advice and guidance provided in lessons.

For more information about the National Careers Service call 0800 100 900 or visit

Labour market intelligence from the Black Country Skills Factory

Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) is vital in ensuring that careers advice and guidance (for both school pupils and adults) reflects an understanding of what business and jobs are available in the locality. LMI should give an understanding of the demographics of the locality as well as key sectors, job trends, key strategic businesses and what opportunities exist within the locality. Click the link below to see the most up-to-date information: