Labour Market Information

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What is Labour Market Information?


Labour market information tells you about the workplace or labour market. Labour market information describes the condition of the labour market, past and present, as well as future projections. It makes clear where work opportunities are increasing or decreasing, what occupations exist, what you need to study to become a professional in that occupation, what is required to take up an occupation, how one can find a job, change job or progress in a career.

Many of the links below have local labour market information and focus on Birmingham and nearby counties.

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Labour Market Information exploration tool.

Careerometer is a useful tool which enables you to compare working hours and average wages of job roles in the UK that you’re interested in.

How to use the Careerometer

The Careerometer is a simple way for you to find out more about a specific industry and career. All you need to do is type in the job you’re interested in and then select it from the drop down menu. You can then add more options to compare which route you would prefer to go down. You can find information on a variety of careers from engineering to public services, hair and beauty and more!