Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information is specific to the area you live in and in and it tells you about the current work and job environments. It can help you by telling you which job sectors are very strong in the area you live in, e.g. Engineering. It can also tell you which areas need more people working for them, e.g. Construction and Health Care. 

Essex Local Labour Market Information Update – 2021-2022

Use the Skillsometer and Careersometer widgets below to explore further the Labour Market Information opportunities available to you. 


Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.



Careersometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.
It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.
Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.