NYC Labor Market Information Service

The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYC LMIS), housed at the City University of New York (CUNY), serves as a central resource for labor market information for the public workforce system. It was formed in the spring of 2008 as a joint endeavor of CUNY and the NYC Workforce Investment Board (now managed by Office of Workforce Development).


NYC LMIS 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.
The objectives of NYC LMIS include:

  • Developing 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;
  • Serving as a portal for cutting-edge and timely labor market data about New York City; and
  • Raising awareness of workforce development issues in New York City.

NYC LMIS 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 managers, 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.

Monthly Labor Reports for Workforce and Education Providers

Issued monthly, these reports provide labor market information for workforce development and education providers.
November 2013 (in PDF)
October 2013 (in PDF)
September 2013 (in PDF)
August 2013 (in PDF)
July 2013 (in PDF)
June 2013 (in PDF)
May 2013 (in PDF)
April 2013 (in PDF)
March 2013 (in PDF)
February 2013 (in PDF)
January 2013 (in PDF)
December 2012 (in PDF)
November 2012 (in PDF)
October 2012 (in PDF)
September 2012 (in PDF)
August 2012 (in PDF)

NYC Real-Time Jobs Reports

Issued the first week of each month, these reports provide realā€time labor market information that comes from the daily scraping and analysis of job postings on Internet labor exchanges.
November 2013 (in PDF)
October 2013 (in PDF)
September 2013 (in PDF)
August 2013 (in PDF)
July 2013 (in PDF)
June 2013 (in PDF)
May 2013 (in PDF)
April 2013 (in PDF)
February 2013 (in PDF)
January 2013 (in PDF)
December 2012 (in PDF)
November 2012 (in PDF)
October 2012 (in PDF)
September 2012 (in PDF)

Learning to Work Career Exploration Brochures

(October 2013) NYC LMIS and Grant Associates created eight career pathway brochures for youth and young adults to explore opportunities in some of New York City’s top industries. Moving forward, there will be additional brochures; together, they will be a part of a larger effort to infuse career exploration and preparation into New York City public school students’ academic experiences.

The brochures incorporate up-to-date and accessible labor market data and industry-vetted sector descriptions in a style that is engaging to students and helps them to envision their future. The goal of the project is to open students’ eyes to the thousands of jobs unknown to those outside the industry, to strengthen their understanding of the requirements for different jobs, and to reinforce the idea that increased levels of education, training, and experience lead to advancement, higher salaries and broader opportunities for career fulfillment.
All About Money: Financial and Accounting Services (in PDF)
Building and Maintaining Green Buildings (in PDF)
Community and Social Services (in PDF)
Culinary and Food Services (in PDF)
Health Care: Beyond Hospitals and Nursing Homes (in PDF)
Information Technology (in PDF)
Media and Advertising (in PDF)
Travel and Transportation (in PDF)

New York City's Traveler Accommodation Industry: A Guide for Education and Workforce Professionals

(March 2013) This report, prepared for Deputy Mayors Linda Gibbs and Robert Steel and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott's Workforce Collaborative, answers questions including: What makes the industry tick? What kinds of jobs exist within the industry? What do the jobs pay? What type of education and experience is needed to land a job? and How do hoteliers recruit and hire their workforce? The report features "real-time" labor market information, interviews with some of New York City's top employers, the Hotel & Motel Trades Council, the labor union representing the majority of hotel workers, and several education providers. It also includes "spotlights" on seven of the most common jobs in the industry: cooks, guest service agents, janitors, lodging managers, maintenance workers, room attendants and security guards. Report materials are available below: the executive summary only, occupational profiles only, or the report in its entirety.
Full report (in PDF)
Executive summary (in PDF)
Occupational profiles (in PDF)

Where are the Green Jobs in New York City and State?

(November 2011) This report is designed 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” (in PDF).

Introduction to New York City Green Jobs

(May 2010) This 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.
Full report (in PDF)

Gauging Employment Prospects in New York City

(February 2009) 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.
Full report (in PDF)

Employment in New York City's Industry Group Profiles

(May 2009) 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 and jobseekers.
Grocery Stores (in PDF)
Urban Transit (in PDF)
Publishing (in PDF)
Legal Services (in PDF)
Investigation and Security Services (in PDF)
Colleges and Universities (in PDF)
Home Health Care Services (in PDF)
Individual and Family Services (in PDF)
Restaurants (in PDF)

Employment in New York City's Transportation Sector

(September 2008) The report includes analysis of employment and wage trends, occupations and advancement pathways, and current workforce demographics for customers of the City’s public workforce system.
Full report (in PDF)

Employment in New York City's Air, Truck, Transit and Ground Passenger, and Support Activities Transportation Subsector Reports

(September 2008) These profiles of “subsectors” are intended to help workforce professionals and jobseekers with their training activities and career decision making.
Air transportation subsector (in PDF)
Truck transportation subsector (in PDF)
Transit and ground passenger transportation (in PDF)
Support activities (in PDF)


Download key terms and definitions in labor market analysis (in PDF).

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