Research and Analysis
Timely and accurate information on the size of our labor market and the job growth in our industries is at the heart of what we do for the state of Indiana. We provide the latest, most detailed public data on job growth and unemployment trends. We are the official source of labor market information for the state of Indiana.
Current LMI Research and News
Each month, the Research and Analysis division reports their findings to the Commissioner. The briefing documents presented are archived here.
Research has highlighted the increasing importance of skills to employers—basic skills as well as advanced. Workers develop skills in a variety of ways, including on-the-job training, workplace training, and higher education. The Research & Analysis Team at IDWD has produced information to assist workers and job seekers in making decisions about careers and planning for a career change. The Career Path Discovery series is tailored to each region in Indiana.
The Indiana Workforce Intelligence System (IWIS) takes data already being collected by the state and develops new ways to make it useful. Four agencies came together united by a need to get more intelligence out of data they already collected or used—the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business and the Indiana Department of Education.
The labor market information offices, state workforce investment boards, and other research institutions in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio collaborated to analyze issues related to the restructuring of the auto industry in the tri-state area. The consortium analyzed the specific nature of the auto industry transformation and the skills relevant to efficient and renewable vehicle technologies and other career opportunities in the green economy. It was funded by the U.S. Employment and Training Administration.
Other States' LMI Websites
Click on a state in the map below to visit the LMI website for that state.