Prepared by the Centers of Excellence, October 2016
Structured around the types of questions that community colleges commonly ask related to developing new programs, grant applications, program review, and regional planning, this guide addresses issues ranging from projected demand to evaluating how well programs are preparing students for the workplace.
This companion guide is designed to help practitioners evaluate commonly-used sources of labor market information and provides more detailed information on 21 different LMI sources, including strengths, limitations, screenshots, and web links.
Aspen Institute's Guide for Using Labor Market
- Aspen Guide for Using Labor Market Data to Improve Student Success
Bay Region Industry Cluster Products:
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) has prepared industry cluster products that we hope you will find useful in your workforce and/or economic development plans
Released by the Employment Development Department (EDD):
San Francisco County registered the third lowest unemployment rate (5.4%) among California’s 58 counties as of April 2013.
Beacon Economics: expects non-farm employment in the San Francisco metro division to grow at about 1.5 percent per year over the next several years, slower than over the last year.
Recently added were the following new or updated Occupational Guides:
- Family and General Practitioners
- Medical Equipment Repairers
The Census Bureau recently released ZIP Code Business Patterns data for 2011. Economic developers and others can get tables with the number of establishments, employment, and payroll. The site shows the number of establishments by size class for even detailed industries within a ZIP Code, but not employment for industry. The coding of businesses is different than that of the Employment Development Department, though both groups use the same industry code system.
A job openings feature was added to O*NET OnLine. One can now search for job openings on the Web from Summary, Details, and Custom report pages. Select a state and find job listings using mySkills myFuture, or access state and national job banks using CareerOneStop.