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. Find out how LMI Institute training, convenings, and access to State Certifications and Licenses data empower your organization’s ability to identify key labor market trends.

LMI Institute

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).

Cost of Living Index

Instructor-Led Training

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.

Instructor-Led Training

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.

Technical Assistance

Upcoming Webinars & Events

Aug
11
11:00 am EDT
Webinar
Monthly Series
Perspectives on the Economy and What is Next for Recovery
Aug
18
2:00 pm EDT
Webinar
Monthly Series
Creating A Talent Pipeline: How to Leverage Higher-Ed to Attract New Employers
Sep
15-17
Online
Training
Online Training
Telling the Labor Market Information Story
Oct
20-29
Online (Zoom)
Training
Online Training
R for Beginners: Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research
Feb
16-25
Online (Zoom)
Training
Online Training
Intermediate R Programming for Workforce and Economic Development Research

Latest Updates

Regional Trends in Southern State Business Incentives Programs

C2ER is in the process of completing its annual summer update of the State Business Incentives Database. The C2ER State Business Incentives Database provides users with data on 2,100 state business incentive programs from all US states and territories. Through a regional analysis of incentive programs in the Southern US, we can understand how geography […]

New Metropolitan Area Data from JOLTS Reveals Dynamic of Labor Market Before the Pandemic

BLS’s newly published one-time research estimates for the 18 largest metropolitan statistical areas (the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey or JOLTS) provides monthly data on job openings, hires, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations from a sample of approximately 16,000 establishments. JOLTS provides dynamic views behind the official unemployment rate. With JOLTS, data […]