Course Introduction: Overview, Format, and Objectives
Laying a Foundation for Economic Modeling
Methods for Researching the Competitive Strengths of a Region
Workforce and Growth: Using Data to Tell Your Region's Labor Market Story
Mapping Industry Clusters, Analyzing Interdependencies, and Identifying Targets
Tools for Evaluating and Communicating Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Using Data to Answer Questions About Your Local Workforce

This unit on labor market analysis builds upon the data sources outlined in Part 1 of this program. Completing the video and practice exercise modules that follow will equip you to do the following:

  • Explain how a labor market analysis can help to answer a variety of questions about the people working in your area.
  • Identify additional data sources (both public and non-public) that can help you tell a thorough labor market data “story” for your region.
  • Select appropriate data sources to answer common types of research questions.