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Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information tells you about what is happening in the job market at national, regional and local levels and includes information about jobs and salaries, what skills employers are looking for in different industrial sectors, conditions, communities and future trends.

It can help you discover where the job opportunities are, the sectors, occupations and locations you need to look out for, and help you identify the skills your child might need to develop in the future.  Click on the links below to discover more.

Sources of Labour Market Information


Careersbox is a free on-line library of careers related videos, news and information aimed at careers advisers and job seekers. Case study videos show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers an insight into entry routes and skill requirements for careers in all sectors.

Higher Education Statistics Agency

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects data from higher education institutions and publishes a range of free statistics on-line, including student destinations.


icould is a careers website helping young people make the most of their potential and talent by showing them how others have used theirs. The icould storytellers relate, in their own words, their real life career journeys in over 1,000 career videos and hundreds of written articles aimed at students, career starters, career changers and careers professionals, parents, teachers and employers. Articles include information about the future world of work and future career prospects in a number of industries.

LMI and Policy Bulletin

Supporting Inspiration, an initiative by Education Development Trust, facilitates links between schools, colleges and employers to help young people to develop their appreciation of the world of work, understand the local labour market and to raise their awareness of opportunities and progression pathways.

The initiative produces the weekly LMI and Policy Bulletin on behalf of the National Careers Service.

National Guidance Research Forum

The National Guidance Research Forum (NGRF) provides information for careers guidance professionals and their website includes an LMI learning module aimed at teachers, tutors and mentors.

The LMI Future Trends section of the NGRF website has labour market information on 25 sectors and broad occupational groups focusing on future changes in the labour market and skills. The information is aimed at people who want to improve and update their knowledge of the UK labour market and has been composed from a range of high quality sources, ensuring that it is up-to-date, reliable and impartial.

National Careers Service Job Profiles

The National Careers Service Job Profiles contain information about the types of jobs available in different areas, which industries are growing, which need staff to replace those leaving and the skills which these employers will be looking for.

The National Careers Service Job Profiles contain information on the skills and qualifications required for over 750 jobs. You can also find out about the work involved, salaries you and career prospects.

The Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.


The nomis service is provided by the Office for National Statistics giving free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources.

Labour market profiles contain summary data from a range of sources for individual local areas. Detailed statistics offer access to a full range of data in greater depth and for multiple local areas.

Informative video podcasts on a number of topics are available, with titles including Young people in the labour market, The unemployed youth in the UK and the monthly Labour market across the UK.

Sector Skills bodies

Sector Skills bodies provide strategic leadership for education, training and skills development in specific economic sectors in the UK. They work with the Government, learning providers and awarding bodies to ensure that qualifications meet the needs of employers and individuals.

Education & Skills Funding Agency

The Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Education, brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults. The ESFA delivers the Government’s National Find an apprenticeship service, the National Careers Service, and publishes a range of information about the labour market.