Labour market information

Labour market information

On this page, you’ll find up-to-date information on the labour market - focusing on the latest recruitment statistics and labour market trends. 

About labour market information

Labour market information (LMI) can help you to understand what is happening in the wider economic environment and the trends in employment. Graduate labour market information specifically focuses on graduate destinations, after leaving university, and predictions for what will happen in the labour market in the future. This is crucial in today’s rapidly changing environment, where new industries are being created, and the jobs of the future are yet to exist. 

Labour market information can help you to:

  • Understand the labour market locally, nationally, and internationally, 
  • Find out which sectors are thriving and declining 
  • Identify opportunities for employment in current and predicted growth sectors.
  • Discover the skills that are in demand and that you’ll need to gain future employment
  • Show employers that you have an understanding of the industry/sector in which they operate in

This information can help you to explore your career options and make informed decisions about your future career.
You should aim to get labour market information from a broad range of reliable, trustworthy, and up-to-date sources.

Below, you’ll find links to resources which will help you to discover the labour market, locally, nationally and internationally:

Quick insights

Check out these sites for up-to-date labour market information:

Local labour market information

UK labour market

Global labour market