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?

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

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

Labour Market Index 

Labour Market Index – Leeds City Region


Use the LMI for All Careerometer to gain high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI). This widget can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations and help to support the process of identifying potential future careers.

The Careerometer provides access to a variety of data including average pay, working hours and future employment prospects.


The LMI for All Skillsometer has been designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Thinking about your skills, interests and the ways that these can link to jobs can be a helpful first step in identifying possible future careers.

Completing the quiz generates a short list of career suggestions that are most likely to be suited to their own particular skills and interests.

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