Labour Market Information

As the world of work changes, it is important for students to understand Labour Market Information (LMI) to ensure they are aware where different jobs are needed around the country and what types of jobs may need more people in the future. Below provides more information about what LMI actually means.

LMI means finding out the following things about different job roles or career pathways…

What do people actually do in this job/ industry?
How many people work in this job/ industry?
What qualifications do I need to do this job?
How much do people get paid to do this job?
What skills or qualities do I need to do this job?
What are the typical working hours for this job?
What percentage of men and women work in this job/ industry?
Where can this job/ industry take me in the future?
Where are these jobs located around the country?
How many of these jobs will there be in the future?

To find out more about what’s happening in the labour market around West Yorkshire, click on the following career areas and check out the infographic sheets from local careers advice organisation Careers Yorkshire and the Humber:

Wakefield is part of the Leeds City Region, which is the largest city region outside of London.

The industries expecting expecting the most growth and with the highest number of vacancies in the next few years are: