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Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information (LMI) is a useful tool to help research future jobs in the local area, understand the skills needed for certain roles and the demand for future employment.

Why is Labour Market Information Important to Young People?

LMI helps to break down the complex ‘world of work’– ranging from descriptions of different careers, their entry routes, promotional prospects, salaries paid, skills and qualifications needed, etc. Crucially for young people, LMI also covers future demand – what kinds of jobs will be in demand after leaving school and what kinds of skills will be needed.

LMI stands for Labour Market Information, which is the knowledge and understanding of how the labour market functions1


LMI is important and useful because it can help individuals to


  • Explore the world of work and their career goals
  • Make sense of changing economic circumstances
  • Anticipate future trends and opportunities
  • Receive effective Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Here are some links and resources for you to explore Labour Market Information both locally and nationally.


Look at jobs in demand in Lancashire, as well as profiles and job matches.

All pupils at Blessed Trinity have access to XELLO and can log into their profile here Student SSO link -


Burnley and Pendle PORTAL resources for young people – link to attached ppoint Burnley and Pendle

Lancashire Labour Market Information

Reports and presentations on specific areas of Lancashire

Burnley and Pendle – link to attached powerpoint FINAL Burnley and Pendle Presentation

National and local statistics

Compare the Labour Market by region, job type and company

UK Labour Market projections 2014 – 2024

Careerometer (LMI for All)

Use the Careerometer below to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc. Just click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second choice to see the comparison.