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Labor Market Information for Educators and Trainers

The EDD Labor Market Information Division provides information and data for educators and training facility administrators to answer the question - what are the occupations and skills for which you should provide training. Find other related resources for Trainers and Educators in Jobs and Training.

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The California Occupational Guides provide detailed information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations. The Guides offer students and jobseekers occupational information to assist with making informed career choices.

  • Keyword Search
    Select this option if you know the occupation you are interested in researching.

  • Topic Search
    Select this option to narrow your focus, such as by alphabet, interests, education, most openings, fastest growth, and green.

  • Occupation Profiles
    The Occupation Profiles provide similar detailed information on California and local areas, but include more occupations. They offer a longer list of tasks and more of a job search focus.
  • Fastest Growing Occupations
    The page contains a comprehensive listing of "occupations with the most job openings" and "fastest growing" occupations by area. "Occupations with the Most Job Openings" is a list of jobs with the largest number of expected job openings from new jobs and to replace workers leaving an occupation. "Fastest Growing Occupations" is the list of jobs with the largest percent change.

  • Employment Projections
    Employment projections estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the state and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.

  • Job Outlook for California Community College Occupational Education Programs
    This application provides a link between the Taxonomy of Programs (TOP) or the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) to the statewide and local area occupational projections developed by the Employment Development Department (EDD).

  • Wages by Occupation
    Find wages for occupations statewide or in your area.

  • Education Pays
    Earnings and Unemployment Rates by educational attainment.
  • California Career Planning Guide
    The California Career Planning Guide is a planning tool, which helps you collect useful information for developing your Career Action Plan. This publication is produced by the California Career Resource Network (CalCRN).

  • Career Information
    A valuable resource for your students to conduct career exploration, assessment, job search, training, and more.

  • California Occupational Guides
    California Occupational Guides – job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training – now with local data!

  • Electronic Tools Guide
    Provides job seekers with the Department of Labor and Employment and Training Administrations range of online electronic tools (E-tools) to help individuals explore career opportunities and link to job postings, either on their own or at local American Job Centers, to make informed employment and education choices.

  • Labor Market Information (LMI) Help With Program Decision Making
    Guides you through the process of gathering the LMI you need for assessing the supply, demand, opportunities, and employers related to your occupational programs.

  • Toolbox for Job Seekers
    Toolbox for Job Seekers provides information on tools and resources to help make job searches and career exploration a little easier.
  • Training Provider Database
    The EDD Labor Market Information Division maintains comprehensive lists of training institutions, including apprenticeships, in California.

  • Update Training Provider Information
    The listing of a training institution in the EDD databases is voluntary. To add your school to the list, complete the Training Provider Profile form.

  • Eligible Training Providers for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    The Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL) is an official list of training providers who are eligible to receive WIOA (formerly Workforce Investment Act, WIA) funding through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). This list includes name, locations, fees, programs, occupations, and apprenticeship programs offered.

  • ETPL Certification Process
    To find out how to be included in the official ETPL, please review the policy and procedures and find out if you qualify and how to apply.

  • Training Funding to Employers
    The Employment Training Panel provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training.
  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)
    The purpose of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is to provide a taxonomic scheme that will support the accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985 and 1990. The 2000 edition (CIP-2000) is the third revision of the taxonomy and presents an updated taxonomy of instructional program classifications and descriptions.

  • Taxonomy of Programs (TOP) used by the California Community Colleges.
    The Taxonomy of Program (TOP) is a system of numerical codes used at the state level to collect and report information on programs and courses, in different colleges throughout the state, that have similar outcomes.

  • BLS Training Level Definitions
    Training Level Definitions for occupational training and education classifications from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Beyond the Numbers
    A new way to look at Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. BLS makes analysis of its data more accessible to the general public.

  • California Labor Market and Economic Analysis 2012
    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of current conditions and outlook for California's economy and labor market and highlights industry sectors with competitive economic advantage and importance. The report also summarizes short- and long-term industry and occupational projections with a focus on growth industries with high-demand occupations. The information in this report supports the California Workforce Development Board (State Board) Strategic Plan (Requires Acrobat Reader).

  • Manufacturing Jobs in Demand
    This 2012 report examines the current demand for jobs and skills in California’s manufacturing industry, and uses real-time access to job ads being posted online.

  • Nontraditional Employment
    California and its local areas have many nontraditional occupations, ones in which individuals of one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals so employed.

  • STEMconnector
    STEMconnector provides organizations and corporations with tools and resources to assist them in making smart Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) investments. STEMconnector also provides reports and rankings on each state’s K-12 STEM educational accomplishments.

  • Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013
    This report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.
  • Customized Services, Maps, and Data Tabulations
  • The EDD LaborMarketInfo website offers a nearly comprehensive array of non-confidential labor market data and analytical products to our customers in a variety of formats that are available to download.  In addition to the information available online, we may also be able to provide customized reports, data runs, technical assistance and training, or geographic analyses or maps to help you make better decisions or better inform your audience. This is a fee-based service. For more information please visit Customized Data Request.
  • LMI Advisory Group
    The LMI Advisory Group meet every quarter with EDD LMI staff to exchange ideas, discuss data needs, and receive a preview of new LMI products in development.

  • LMI Glossary of Terms
    The following terms are commonly used in connection with employment and labor market information.

  • LMI Publications
    The Employment Development Department (EDD) produces Labor Market Information (LMI) publications that are available to the public online. These publications are generally produced weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.

  • "LMI e-Newsletter"
    The monthly "LMI e-Newsletter"contains the latest news about additions to the Labormarketinfo website, new product and data releases, and announcements of special events.

  • Información general en Español
    El Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo (EDD, por sus siglas en inglés) le ofrece una variedad de formularios, publicaciones, y servicios en español al solicitante. Pero, tenga en cuenta que no toda la información que aparece en las páginas de Internet del Departamento del Desarrollo del Empleo está disponible en español.

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