Understanding Labour Market Information (LMI) is becoming more and more important as the world of work changes, so that all students can be aware of where different job roles are needed around the country and what types of jobs may need more people in the future. Read on below for information about what LMI actually means and which career areas are popular in Leeds and around the rest of West Yorkshire!

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 this 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 in Leeds and around the rest of West Yorkshire, click on the following career areas and check out the infographic sheets from local careers advice organisation Careers Yorkshire and the Humber: