Labor Market Information (LMI)


 What is the Office of Labor Market Information?

The Office of Labor Market Information (LMI) collects and analyzes information about labor market trends throughout Colorado. LMI serves as the primary data hub for local employment and workforce boards and professionals; state and county-run workforce centers; educational institutions; and more.


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Our Federal Partner

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making. 

BLS maintains partnerships with state and territorial governments. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), BLS provides statistical guidance to the department and its agencies, and works in partnership with those agencies to support data needs. 

LMI Programs


Labor Market Information, or LMI, refers to statistical information related to the labor force and workforce. Data include labor force, employment, and unemployment estimates; occupational wages; projected job growth; educational attainment and requirements; and much more. Learn more about our programs.

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys private businesses and government agencies representing approximately 5,000 individual worksites. The monthly survey provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.

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The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for the state, 64 counties, and many cities, by place of residence.

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The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. Estimates include the number of people employed and estimates of the wages paid by occupation. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan areas. State and national occupation estimates for specific industries are also available. 

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The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes industry employment and wages at the county and state level from data reported by Colorado employers. Data from this program covers approximately 98% of nonfarm wage and salary workers in Colorado.

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The Projections team provides annual short-term (2-year) and long-term (10-year) employment forecasts for industries and occupations. Projections are available for the state, seven metropolitan statistical areas, and three balance of state areas.

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The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) survey provides information on the frequency of fatal injuries occurring in Colorado's workplaces. It provides workplace fatality data by occupational, industrial, and demographic characteristics, in addition to the manner in which the fatal injury occurred.

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Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary partnership between state labor market information agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau. LED provides demographic and economic workforce indicators detailing employment by industry and geographic regions, job creation, wages, worker characteristics, and turnover rates.

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program produces cost effective, public-use information combining federal, state, and Census Bureau data on employers and employees under the LED partnership. 

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