Labor Market Information
The hiring process is a combination of gut feeling, budget restrictions and research. Labor market research should include comparable salaries, skills and knowledge needed for an occupation, current openings in the region, and much more.
The Employment Development Department’s (EDD) Labor Market Information Division (LMID) is the official source for the state’s labor market information (LMI), to help employers and the business community make smarter economically-driven decisions.
Additional LMI resources are available from a variety of sources at regional, state and national levels (see below). Begin by downloading our LMI tip sheet or our Minimum Wages by City tip sheet.
Local and Regional Information
Alameda County Workforce Development Board
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
San Francisco Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
State Wide Information
CA Employment Development Department LMI
Guide to EDD’s LMI (PDF)
National Level Information
Guide for O*Net (PDF)
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Community Survey/American FactFinder
ADP Research Institute/Employment Reports