Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP)

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The Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.

We use skills forecasting and analysis to provide data and intelligence about the labour market and current and future skills needs. This allows us to identify an Australian workforce with the right mix of skills for a changing economy, which will help us understand change and maximise opportunities.  

Examples of our contribution to labour market research and analysis includes: 

  • publishing the most detailed data on economy-wide job vacancies in Australia through the Internet Vacancy Index  

  • powering Jobs Hub to provide weekly information on on-demand jobs
  • developing a Resilient Occupations Framework to assess how resilient almost 400 different occupations are to the shock that COVID-19 had on our labour market.  

Job Outlook provides information on employment characteristics and trends for more than 1,000 occupations. Data from official sources is combined with our research to provide detailed information on: 

  • main tasks, required skills, and daily demands 

  • usual hours and average earnings 

  • workforce characteristics such as age, gender, educational attainment, location 

  • assists job seekers to find local jobs that match their skills through Skills Match.

The Jobtrainer Fund and resilient occupations

The JobTrainer Fund provides up to 340,000 additional training places that are free or low fee, in areas of identified skills need for job seekers and young people.

We used the Resilient Occupation Framework as the starting point for discussions with the state and territory governments on training courses that could be subsidised under the JobTrainer Fund.

State and territory governments supplemented our analysis with their own intelligence on local labour market needs and skills requirements.

Information on courses subsidised by each state and territory under the JobTrainer Fund is published at


Understanding the state of the Australian labour market as the economy moves through COVID-19 recovery is critical.  

We work using a holistic view of the labour market and the skills needed in the Australian economy—at an occupational, industry and regional level. 

By consolidating and strengthening labour market analysis, we provide an independent and trusted source of information about what is occurring in the labour market, trends and skill needs. 

We publish timely data and reports in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19, including regular updates on LMIP and feature analysis in: