The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) provides labor market analysis for the public workforce system. The NYCLMIS was formed in Spring 2008 as a joint endeavor of the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and The City University of New York at the Center for Urban Research
- Develop action-oriented research and information tools that will be used by workforce development providers and policy makers to improve their practice and strategic decision-making;
- Be a portal for cutting-edge and timely labor market data about New York City; and
- Contribute to raising awareness of workforce development issues in New York City.
Audiences and Users
NYCLMIS synthesizes, distills, and frames the volumes of available labor market and economic information and makes it accessible for use by the public workforce system’s partners and stakeholders for their day-to-day operations and strategic decision-making.
All documents are available as PDFs
|Where are the Green Jobs in New York City and State?|
(November 2011) – The NYCLMIS at the CUNY Graduate Center, along with the New York State Department of Labor and its other research partners, completed a groundbreaking Green Jobs Study to answer questions focused on industry clusters that are most involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy: Construction, Building Services, Professional Services and Component Manufacturing.
The research is summarized in two executive summaries, NEW YORK STATE GREEN JOBS STUDY: NEW YORK CITY FINDINGS and NEW YORK STATE GREEN JOBS STUDY: KEY STATEWIDE FINDINGS.
Jobs for the Future
(August 2010) Jobs for the Future identifies develops, and promotes new education and workforce strategies that help communities,states, and the nation compete in a global economy. In nearly 200 communities in 41 states, JFF improves the pathways leading from high school to college to family sustaining careers. Jobs for the Future, with support from the U.S. Department of Labor, the C.S. Mott Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation, is collaborating with the Council on Competitiveness and with FutureWorks to examine what’s working for and what’s getting in the way of regional growth efforts. With our partners we are looking in depth at the kinds of partnership structures regions are putting in place, where leadership is coming from, and how workforce issues are being addressed in the context of regional growth strategies and regional partnerships.
|Introduction to New York City Green Jobs|
(May 2010) Jobseekers and workforce providers need more concrete information to navigate the new and evolving green economy. Policy makers need to anticipate and fund the right amount of relevant training for incumbent, new, and dislocated workers in green occupations. The NYCLMIS' Introduction to New York City Green Jobs attempts to provide this information. The report defines the green economy, identifies local industries that are most closely involved in it, defines green jobs, distinguishes new jobs from old jobs that require new skills, gives examples of green jobs likely to grow in New York City, and outlines the major factors that will affect the future demand for green jobs.
A great deal remains to be known about the prospect for green jobs in New York City. In the final section, the report describes a study being undertaken by the NYCLMIS. The study will assess the nature and extent of employer demand for green jobs and the supply of educational and training opportunities in New York City.
Gauging Employment Prospects in New York City
(February 2009) Gauging Employment Prospects in New York City, examines the largest employment industries according to five different criteria relevant to placing workers – employment trends, wage level trends, access for people with less than a four-year college degree, performance during previous recessions, and exposure to the financial services industries. It also lists New York City’s most common occupations that pay at least $12 an hour and currently employ hundreds of thousands of people who have less than a four-year college degree. The report highlights the tradeoffs workforce providers must confront by selecting any industry in New York City. For example, some large industries have been hard hit by the recession, but pay high and rising wages, while some recession-resistant industries have experienced stagnant or declining real wages since 2000.
Employment in New York City's Industry Group Profiles
(May 2009) Gauging Employment Prospects in New York City released nine industry groups previously identified by the NYCLMIS as important to the local labor market and public workforce system in its report (below). The profiles contain information about job and wage trends, largest local employers, employment retention during previous recessions, occupational opportunities, and workforce facts. The information can be used by workforce development professionals for business development, job placement, career counseling, and curriculum planning. Jobseekers can also use the information contained in the profiles to help make career decisions.
• Grocery Stores
• Urban Transit
• Legal Services
• Investigation and Security Services
• Colleges and Universities
• Home Health Care Services
• Individual and Family Services
Employment in New York City's Transportation Sector
(September 2008) Employment in New York City’s Transportation Sector, is a comprehensive examination of the status and economic importance of four strategic transportation subsectors and their role as sources of jobs for the customers of the city’s public workforce system: air, truck, transit and ground passenger, and support activities for transportation. In addition to examining the respective subsectors’ roles in the metropolitan economy and major trends that influence their labor market needs, the report includes analysis of employment and wage trends, occupations and advancement pathways, and current workforce demographics.
|Employment in New York City's Air, Truck, Transit and Ground Passenger, Support Activities Transportation Subsector Reports|
(September 2008) Employment in New York City’s Transportation Sector also issued shorter companion pieces to inform workforce professionals’ business development, job placement, and training activities in each of the four subsectors and help jobseekers with career decision-making.
The user-friendly subsector profiles are available here:
• air transportation subsector;
• truck transportation subsector;
• transit and ground passenger transportation; and
• support activities
Labor Market Information Tools
The NYCLMIS strives to create research and tools that are usable by a broad range of users in the workforce development world - including jobseekers, career advisors, account executives, researchers, agency staff and policy makers. The purpose of the tools is to help workforce development stakeholders to collect and use information in their day-to-day lives and strategic decision-making.
(January 2010) Section 134(d) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) requires administering agencies to provide information about in-demand occupations to jobseekers at one-stop centers to guide their career decision-making and use occupational information to determine eligibility for Individual Training Grants in New York City.
At the request of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB), NYCLMIS reviewed the methods in current use and recommended a revised methodology. This work was performed in the latter half of 2009 and the revised method was formally adopted by the WIB. The method is outlined in the attached summary. Also attached is the complete list of the new in-demand occupations.
Occupation Profiles for the Top 10 Occupations in the Transportation Sector
(September 2008) Considering a number of criteria including number of jobs, rate of growth, comparatively low educational requirements, and good wage levels, the NYCLMIS has selected ten occupations in the transportation sector for consideration by workforce development professionals and created a detailed occupational profile for each. Workforce professionals can use them to inform and refine their career advising and job-matching activities. Jobseekers themselves can use them profiles to better understand occupations in the transportation sector and determine their own interest and compatibility. Each profile includes information about: wages and employment trends, job characteristics, employee characteristics and qualifications (including required education, training and/or licensing), the abilities and skills necessary to be successful in the occupation, as well as a list of related occupations. The detailed occupation profiles - excerpted from the longer report,Employment in New York City's Transportation Sector.
|Key Terms and Definitions in Labor Market Analysis|
(October 2008) This tool defines some key classification terms used in labor market analysis.
How To Find and Download Business Lists
(October 2008) This tool provides step-by-step instructions for determining which businesses you want to identify and downloading business lists from InfoUSA or Dun & Bradstreet's proprietary databases for free at the New York Public Library.
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