Labour Market Information

Here at Garforth Academy, we work closely with the Careers & Enterprise Company who regularly update us with current labour market information (LMI). Labour market information can help students and parents understand the job market and find out which careers, different qualifications can lead to. 

The LMI data helps to:

  • show which work opportunities are increasing or decreasing
  • what occupations exist within Leeds and West Yorkshire
  • understand the skills needed for certain roles
  • shows the demand for future employment

The following LMI is the most up to date information for the local Leeds area.

For more LMI infographics specific to particular sectors/subject areas visit the Futuregoals LMI resource page


The Careerometer is a fun way to see which jobs your skills and interests match too! It can give you ideas on what careers are out there. It can also give you some useful information about salary and working hours of different careers. Give it a try!

The following links will help students and parents find out about what jobs are likely to be important nationally and regionally over the coming years. We would encourage students to look through the resources below before making choices about further education or employment:

Unifrog: Careers Library– Provides local and national LMI for each job profile

Futuregoals: West Yorkshire Careers Hub – Up to date reports on the local labour market information for Doncaster and South Yorkshire. You can select different regions of South Yorkshire to compare the LMI for each region.

Working Futures 2014-2024: Report produced by the UK Commission of Employment and Skills on the future of work in the UK.

Target Careers: To find out about different careers sectors – includes useful advice and information such as salaries, the types of jobs available and what your options are with, or without, a degree.

Target Jobs : To look through graduate job descriptions to find out what each job involves and the qualifications and skills that are most needed

Careerometer: Find out about pay and projected workforce changes in different jobs.

National Careers Service provides excellent information about a wider variety of job roles.