Catalogue designed to identify, capture, and organize the dynamic and expanding body of workforce and labor market information continuously generated by public and private sources.

"In a global economy that is highly dependent on human capital investment and workforce quality to achieve economic recovery and Good Jobs for Everyone, improved and expanded information about the workforce, state, regional and local economic conditions has become more and more critical for policymakers to better understand and guide the direction of long-term workforce and economic development investments.

The Catalogue of Workforce Information Sources, developed by the Employment and Training Administration in 2004 as an environmental scan, has been updated annually. The intent of this catalogue is to better inform various information consumer groups including workforce, talent, and regional economic development specialists, education and training planners, and public policy makers about the large quantity of quality workforce and labor market information available to them" (p.2). (Abstractor: Author)

Full Publication Title: Catalogue of Workforce Information Sources: Decision Making Assistance for Workforce and Economic Development


Major Findings & Recommendations

"In a global economy that is highly dependent on human capital investment and workforce quality to achieve economic recovery and Good Jobs for Everyone, improved and expanded information about the workforce, state, regional and local economic conditions has become more and more critical for policymakers to better understand and guide the direction of long-term workforce and economic development investments. The Catalogue of Workforce Information Sources, developed by the Employment and Training Administration in 2004 as an environmental scan, has been updated annually. The intent of this catalogue is to better inform various information consumer groups including workforce, talent, and regional economic development specialists, education and training planners, and public policy makers about the large quantity of quality workforce and labor market information available to them" (p.2). (Abstractor: Author)