This program, a partnership between
the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the U.S. Census
Bureau, generates detailed information on the characteristics of local
jobs and the local workforce.
The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) from LED provide new measures
of the performance of local labor markets. These indicators are
accessible through the QWI Online module of the LED website, and
- Total Employment
- Net Job Flows
- Job Creation
- New Hires
- Average Monthly Earnings
- Average New Hire Earnings
Each indicator is available at broad
and detailed industry levels, and provides demographic detail on
gender and age of workers. The indicators are available for multiple
levels of geography, including state, metro area, workforce region,
The Industry Focus tool allows users to do customized rankings of
industries in their county/region on any of the Quarterly Workforce
Indicators. It can quickly answer questions such as:
- What are the top ten industries in
my region in growth of hiring?
- What are the top industries in
number of new hires?
- Which industries lead the way in
growth in average monthly earnings?
Industry Focus also allows users to
choose a specific industry of interest, and immediately see how that
industry ranks among the various workforce indictors.
It also produces charts and tables of
the characteristics of workers in specific industries.
OnTheMap is a dynamic web-based
mapping tool showing where people live in relation to where they work
with reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local
It allows users to draw their region
of interest on the map, and then get a visual display of where the
labor pool for that region resides, or display where the residents of
the region commute to work.
Employers can use OnTheMap to get a
visual picture of the concentrations of labor pool in their region and
their demographic characteristics and workforce indicator statistics.
Jobseekers can use OnTheMap to
produce a map of their city or county of residence and the geographic
concentration of jobs within commuting distance.