LMI Institute

LMI Institute

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute advances the art and science of LMI development and use through a comprehensive national training program and by fostering communication between analysts and data users across the country.

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Cost of Living Index

Deciding if that job offer in another city is actually better than what you have now? Managing employee salaries for multiple cities? Need reliable cost of living comparisons? Compare your area with more than 300 urban areas using the quarterly C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI).

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Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development

The monthly Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development examines key issues and concepts in the academic literature of economic development and provides perspective on their applications for the practitioner.

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Training Courses

C2ER is dedicated to improving the analytical skills of community and economic development research professionals. In cooperation with the LMI Institute, C2ER offers a comprehensive training program in economic development and labor market information analysis.

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Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

C2ER conducts data-driven research to create regional economic development strategies that build on regions' existing industry and occupational composition. Learn more about how C2ER is helping regions compete throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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C2ER Blog

The above figure shows the attainment rate and difference in median weekly earnings between workers with and without a certification or license by education level. This article is part of a series of reports on new estimates from the Labor Market Information Institute State Certification and Licenses Data Tables. Find previous blog posts in this […]
The above map provides state-level attainment rates. The attainment rate is the percentage of the population with a certification or license, according to the LMI Institute’s analysis of Current Population Survey data made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This article is part of a series of reports on new estimates from the Labor […]
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