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E-Learning Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators
The Economic Indicator Webinar Series offers extensive training on economic indicators useful to understanding your labor market.  The Labor Market Fundamentals module is the introductory course, while the three subsequent modules offer more in-depth training.

Wage Exlporer Webinar      
Wage Explorer
The Wage Explorer webinar explains how users can query data based on occupational training outcomes. Data available through the Wage Explorer includes entry-level wages, industries, employing the occupations, and work regions after program completion.
  STEM and STEM-Related occupations offer opportunities to individuals seeking careers with job openings and good wages.   During this webinar, learn more about the potential for careers in STEM and STEM-Related occupations, including industries that employ people with these skills; average wages; projections for job openings for the occupations; educational requirements and more.     Labor Market Supply and Demand
The Labor Market Supply & Demand Analysis report identifies gaps found between occupational employers need and jobseeker skills and training. This webinar explains the report and how data can point to existing career opportunities.
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Regional Labor Market Analysis
Regional Labor Market Analysis Reports offer data specific to the different areas of the state. The webinar includes an explanation of the measures (workforce demographics, labor supply and demand, commuting patterns, industry employment and occupations) along with ways to use the data in regional planning efforts.
  Closing the Gap
Who is hiring?  What are my options for future employment?  How can I navigate different careers?  If any of these questions have crossed your mind, you should really check out the Closing the Labor Supply & Demand Gap report!
  Career Grades
Career Grades are given to 800+ occupations based on employment growth, average wage and total job openings. This webinar will introduce users to the publication and show how it can be a valuable tool when searching for the right career path.
Economic Report and Industry Analysis Report   Target Industries   Occupation Profiles  
Economic and Industry Analysis Reports
Two MERIC reports are presented in this webinar, providing information on growing industries and employment opportunities. The Missouri Annual Economic Report is a year-review analysis on economic indicators such as unemployment rate, employment, and job postings, plus data on regional economies statewide.  The Regional Industry Analysis breaks down regional employment, wages, and long-term employment projections by industry. The analysis also examines the most concentrated industries and the top employers in the region.

Projection and Commuting Pattern Webinar
Short-term Projections & Commuting Patterns
This webinar covers two subjects: Short-Term Employment projections and Workforce Commuting Profiles. Employment projections tell us what we expect the employment to be for a particular industry or occupation at some point in the future for a particular geographic region. Workforce Commuting Profiles provide demographic and industry highlights for area workers as well as commuting patterns showing how people travel in, out, and around a region for employment.

Missouri Real Time Labor Market Summary
The Labor Market Summary provides data to understand the current labor market. This webinar walks through the different sections of the publication and explains how to use the information when exploring career options.
  Target Industry Reports
The Target Industry Reports cover Advanced Manufacturing, Bio-Science, Energy, Financial, Health Sciences, Information Technology and Transportation and Logistics their number of businesses, wages and employment.

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MERIC Website Overview
Tour the MERIC website and find where all of you data and labor products are located.

OES Occupations
This webinar covers Occupational Employment and Wage Data. The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program is a Federal-State cooperative effort that produces employment and wage estimates for about 800 different occupations.

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This webinar covers the 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Report. The report uses labor market data and responses from local employers to understand economic and workforce conditions in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  Occupation Profiles
This webinar will take you through how to use Jobseeker tools such as *O-Net, Real Time Summaries, Employment Projections, and the Wage Explorer Tool to create an Occupation Profile for a Jobseeker.


Career Pathways
Career Pathway

The Career Pathway Webinar explores what is a career pathway and how career pathways can help support jobseekers.

Missouri Economic Report Logo This webinar covers the 2016 Missouri Economic Report which provides a review of the Missouri economy from May 2015 to May 2016. The report provides industry, labor market and demographic data and uses comparative and time-series analysis to understand Missouri’s economic condition as well as the condition of regional economies within the State.

Long-term Projections
This webinar session will focus on Industry and Occupational projections for 2014-2024. Long term projections can offer insight into questions regarding the future growth or decline of industries and occupations.




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