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
17
2:30 pm EDT
Webinar
LED Webinar
Who is Served by the Tip Credit? Effects of Minimum Wage Laws on Tipping, Employment, and Prices at Restaurants
Sep
20
Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA
PMP Summit
2022 Future of Work Summit
Online
Training
Online Training
Power BI Basics

Latest Updates

Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute August 4, 2022

  August 4, 2022 Announcements County Cost of Living Index and Median Household Income: How Cost of Living Differences Decrease Real Earnings The decision to move to a new city for a bigger salary may seem like a no-brainer, but how far will that extra money go? It is undeniable that larger metro areas like […]

Occupational Wage Comparison Tool: Where can teleworkers find their best value?

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a surge of teleworking, raising questions about its impact on specific occupations. While teleworking existed before the pandemic, permanent telework arrangements are increasingly being considered a prospect for employers. This begs the question of what occupations are most susceptible to adopting this new working style. To answer this question, researchers leveraged […]

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