What is Labour Market Information?

Labour market information (LMI) is information about what is happening in a labour market. Information about a labour market tends to focus on: 

  • who is buying labour – which industries are growing and declining (labour demand) 
  • what kind of labour they are buying – types and levels of jobs (labour demand) 
  • what sort of labour is available – numbers, skill and qualification levels (labour supply).

Labour market information can tell you about employment trends but not the career in which you personally could succeed.

Learn more about Hertfordshire's Labour Market:


Welcome to the careerometer – the tool that lets you compare the average wages and working hours of up to three jobs in England.

How to use the careerometer

Simply type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop down list, then add your second and third choices to see the comparison.