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What is our Labor Market Insights module?
What is our Labor Market Insights module?

Learn how labor market data from Lightcast can improve student success and career planning.

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Written by Alli Pierpont
Updated over a week ago

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uConnect partnered with Lightcast to put real-time Labor Market Data directly into the hands of your stakeholders. Lightcast continually updates their data to ensure it is the most current, accurate, and comprehensive labor market data out there, so read here to learn more about the scope and frequency of their data. This module allows users to both explore and prepare for a potential career by gaining insight into the context, requirements, and demand for potential occupations within their industry of interest. The Labor Market Insights module can be featured as a standalone page, featured as a widget, if you use the Communities module, and can be embedded on other institutional webpages outside of uConnect (learn more about that here!).

Users have two options to explore this essential job market data. Users can search by keyword through a list of occupations or can filter by O*Net industry and then by occupation title.

For any given occupation within the module, users will find the following information:

  • Occupation description: an overview of the occupation

  • Core tasks: what's required for the day-to-day of the occupation

  • Employment trends: historical and forecasted occupation demand data with a projected % change in demand over the next 10 years

  • Top employers: top employers hiring for the occupation

  • Education levels: typical education levels for employees in this occupation

  • Annual earnings: average salary for employees in this occupation

  • Technical skills: technical skills required for the occupation

  • Core competencies: soft skills required for the occupation

  • Job titles: typical job titles within the occupational field

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