Our Labor Market Intelligence department uses economic data to help inform decisions and strategy around workforce development.

In addition to producing regular reports for local policy-makers and business leaders, the LMI team also takes on special projects like developing the award-winning Career Calculator.


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Latest Research

New study confirms value of SummerWorks
by Sarah Ehresman & Kathleen Bolter


SummerWorks is a summer youth employment program designed to provide job skills and experience for Louisville’s young people. KentuckianaWorks partnered with the Kentucky Center for Statistics to examine the long-term impacts of participating in SummerWorks.

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According to a new report from KentuckianaWorks, after adjusting for inflation, overall workforce spending in Kentucky decreased by 6.8% between 2013 and 2017 from $1.1 billion dollars to $1.04 billion dollars, a decline of $77 million dollars. Much of this drop is a result of federal disinvestment in workforce spending. Continue >>>


Trade, globalization, and shifts in industrial organization have changed the type of goods produced in the U.S. and indirectly led to automation as advanced manufacturing becomes the standard. The impact of automation on manufacturing provides an interesting case study of how technology is likely to impact jobs in the future. Continue >>> 


Youth disconnection is costly for young people and society itself. It is important to understand where the Louisville area stands on the issue of disconnected youth, who is most likely to become disconnected, and highlight some of the targeted strategies that have worked to reduce the rate of disconnected youth in the metro area. Continue >>>

In this video, we explain what the labor force participation rate is, how Kentucky stacks up, and consider important factors influencing why Kentucky’s rate is lower than the nation’s. Continue >>>

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Key LMI Resources

Career Calculator

This free online tool provides the latest jobs & education data for the region.

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Top Local Careers

These charts show info about quality, in-demand jobs across five key sectors.

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Occupational Outlook

Details on local job needs in the next ten years, organized by career cluster.

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Career Pathways

Get visual guides to the top professions and credentials in 7 growing local industries.

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