Labor market information reveals two important pieces of information:
- Are there going to be jobs available in this career area?
- How much can I expect to earn in this occupation?
Selecting a career interest without knowing these things would be like buying a tire without knowing the size you need or looking at the cost. It just doesn’t work.
When should I learn about labor market information?
Career exploration should always include labor market information. It’s never too soon to learn more about careers of interest!
What resources are available for labor market information?
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Labor market information
Illinois Career Resource Network
Career Development tools
Bi-State Regional Commission
Data/Economic and Employment Data for Iowa, IL, counties and QC region
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Labor
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nation-wide labor market data
U.S. Department of Labor
Wages Earnings & Benefits
Iowa Workforce Development
Labor market data for Iowa