Real-Time Information Tools
Real-time labor market information (RTLMI) comes from the daily scraping or spidering of public and private online job boards and the organization of the resulting data into searchable databases. RTLMI is a relative newcomer to labor market research. In workforce development and educational programming, RTLMI fills an unmet need for current and geographically specific information about employer demand, as well as occupational and skill needs in the labor market. Below are some examples of information tools that help us tease out valuable information about labor supply and demand that is not easily gleaned from traditional sources of LMI.