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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) was enacted in July 2014 and will replace the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) when it goes into effect in July 2015. WIOA places a greater emphasis than WIA on the importance of informing education, workforce and economic development programs and policies with labor market intelligence (LMI). To better understand the ways in which WIOA strengthens WIA LMI requirements, click here.

NYCLMIS is pleased to present a brand new Home Health Aide Career Map, prepared for the CUNY CareerPATH initiative. Released on November 10, 2014, this career map is based on the real-life experiences of people who have worked as home health aides in the New York metropolitan area. While many home health aides remain in this type of work for years, many others move into other types of related work, in jobs such as Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse and Ultrasound Technologist. Click here to learn more about our findings and methodology.

In October, the US Department of Labor released Real-Time Labor Market Information: An Environmental Scan of Vendors and Workforce Development Users, co-authored by NYCLMIS’ project lead Ronnie Kauder, Maher & Maher, and Jobs for the Future. This report is the culmination of phase one of a technical assistance project for the US Department of Labor to increase the states' and other workforce development users’ understanding of RTLMI and help build their capacity to use it. Click here to view the full report.

The State of the Unions 2014: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States (released September 2014)
The 2014 report, the fifth in an annual series on trends in organized labor, reveals that private sector unionization rates rose in New York State and New York City this past year, reversing a seven-year downward trend. Union density rose this year to 24.6 percent in New York State and 24.0 percent in New York City. Click here to view the full report.

White Paper on Careers in Health Information (released August 2014)
This white paper explains how this new growing field of health information is organized; describes the roles and responsibilities of a variety of the component occupations; and spells out the types of credentials, education, and experience that employers are seeking from job candidates. Click here to view the full white paper.

Learning to Work Career Pathway Brochures for Engineering, Fashion and Supply Chain Management (released June 2014)
NYCLMIS recently completed its third year of developing career pathway brochures for the NYC Department of Education, in partnership with Grant Associates. This latest round of brochures focuses on career pathways in Engineering, Fashion, and Supply Chain Management.These brochures are intended to help youth and young adults explore some of New York City's top industries. Eleven brochures have been prepared so far. Click here to view the entire line.

Recent Jobs Reports

September 2014 Jobs Report for Education and Workforce Providers (issued October 22, 2014)
New York City's not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2014 is 6.1. The citywide unemployment rate has not reached this low a level since October 2008, nearly six years ago, and it is nearly 4 percentage points lower then the post-great recession high of July 2010. Click here to view the full report.


From Data to Intelligence

New York City’s policy makers and practitioners engaged in workforce development, education, and economic development operate within a dynamic and complex labor market. The New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) develops research and tools that help them make sense of the labor market and make informed decisions that benefit their constituents and the City’s economy.

Download a two-page description of the NYCLMIS here [PDF].