Labour Market Information (LMI)

This CLPL is about Labour Market Information (LMI).  This is part of four modules on Career Education: The Career Education Standard; Career Management Skills(CMS) ; Skills.

Why Labour Market Information?

This video describes what Labour Market Information (LMI) is and why it can be relevant to career education.

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How to Use Labour Market Information in Practice

This video outlines possible practical ways to engage with LMI in the classroom.

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Longer term with your approaches to careers education it may be useful to consider how to provide information for parents on how pathways in education the Labour Market continues to evolve as they may only be aware of their own experience.  It may be useful to read this Scottish Government research on how parents support choices in careers here.


As mentioned in this video here is a list with links of career related videos available from the My Wow website.

There are a number of resources on the Skills Development Scotland website and the My World of Work website which can be used to help you with work you do on LMI.

This presentation shares the links to these resources.

This video demonstrates the lesson inserts available.

This video demonstrates the job profiles resource.

This video demonstrates how to access the raw data with regards to LMI.


This section was an introduction to the Labour Market Information.  Your next steps might be to look at Career Management Skills (CMS)Skills.  These sections of this CLPL come with practical examples of what career education could look like in your classroom and which resources might be useful for this.