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Workforce Information

Workforce: the people engaged in or available for work, either in a country or area or in a particular company or industry

Labor Market: the availability of employment and labor, in terms of supply and demand

By understanding labor market and workforce trends, you can be better equipped to evaluate the different industries and career pathways available to you. Information such as salary data, emerging and evolving occupations, unemployment statistics, job growth, and prospective industries can assist you in making an informed decision toward your career pathway.

Resources for Labor Market Data

Top Resources


O*NET contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. O*NET also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

My Next Move

My Next Move can provide you with information on careers, including resume, interview, and salary information. It also includes job outlook information based on education level and location.

Launch My Career Texas

Launch My Career Texas, made possible with support from USA Funds, helps you cut through the confusion and find programs of study that can lead to well-paying jobs and a good life.

Texas Reality Check

It's difficult to predict the future, but it's never too early to start planning for it. Texas Reality Check will show you how much your living expenses will cost, and the amount of money you will need to earn to pay for them.


Additional Resources

Texas Workforce Commission / Labor Market Career Information 

The Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) program strives to improve the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options, and jobs. LMCI provides key economic data about occupations and in-demand industries along with information about labor market trends and economic conditions to help employers, economic development entities, and local workforce development boards make informed choices. LMCI gathers and provides information on educational programs and training opportunities along with career planning and career development principles to help local workforce development boards evaluate current market trends in order to design and deliver services to businesses and job seekers.


Glassdoor holds a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Add that to millions of the latest jobs — no other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it's really like to work or interview there, and how much you could earn.


Take charge of your career by learning all about the growing petrochemical industry. You will find an information-packed website where you can learn all about the industry and its jobs. The site has career maps and an interactive matching tool to help you find jobs tailored to your skills and interests. You can also learn more about petrochemical companies that are looking for skilled workers and find open jobs.

Texas Gulf Coast Community Colleges

With the anticipated job growth, it’s important the labor force has the right skill base. TGCCCC members work with regional and area businesses to identify the skills that organizations seek. TGCCCC member schools align their academic programs with the job market needs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides accurate and current information about hundreds of specific jobs, included educational level, skills, work environments, salary, and labor market trends.

NACE Salary Calculator

NACE Salary Calculator provides accurate salary information for given job titles and markets, factoring years of experience and education.


GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information, including world-wide internship and employment postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles, and career resources for 30 countries.


Skillful is a new skills-based online platform that values people’s skills, not just degrees, and supports lifelong learning in today’s rapidly changing economy. Job seekers can now use Skillful to connect to employers with well-paying jobs and educators who can help them acquire new skills and advance their careers.