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LMCI specializes in creating quality products and providing high caliber staff support to a wide range of customers. The LMCI product mix ranges from our flagship online career information delivery system, Texas CARES Online, to a variety of specialized economic development and regional planning tools. We offer services to students through a Toll-free Career Information Hotline and provide career-oriented tabloids and monographs to assist students and job seekers in making informed education and career choices. Each of these end user products is buttressed by applied academic research on Texas labor market dynamics. LMCI offers a collection of hardcopy and online labor market, career and follow-up information products and customer support services that are second to none! If you would like to purchase any of these items, please print our Product Order Form, complete it, and mail or fax it to us.

LMCI Publications

TRACER2 LMCI's Economic Profiles (TRACER) are designed to give a brief fact filled one-page snapshot of an area economy. The Economic Profiles cover Texas as a whole and by industry, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), and the Workforce Development Areas (WDA). For additional Labor Market publications, be sure to visit LMCI Newsletters & Quarterly Reviews (TRACER)

LMCI Books LMCI produces a wide variety of books, magazines, tabloids, and occasional papers covering a wide range of topics designed to help parents, students, counselors, and teachers as well as labor market economists in researching the job market in Texas. Where will the jobs be? What new skills are employers looking for? How do I achieve career success? These and many more topics are covered in depth and from various different perspectives in the LMCI publications. Whether you are a student entering the workplace for the first time, someone looking for a career change or someone looking for new trends in the job market, LMCI can help you make informed decisions.
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Workforce and Education Reports

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LMCI produces these reports annually using the Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-up System and additional data contributed by our partner agencies.

LMCI Internet Software Products

LMCI Internet Tools In the 21st century there is no better way to provide information than through the Internet. The LMCI department offers many web-based tools to help students, counselors, teachers, workforce planners, and economic development professionals to access and use information to support education and career decision-making and strategic labor market planning. All these tools can be accessed from the main LMCI webpage at www.lmci.state.tx.us. Here are just a few of these on-line tools.

Teachers & Counselors

TRACER2 LMCI prides itself on providing support to teachers and counselors throughout the State of Texas. Request a Free Teacher/Counselor Pack, or download our Class Request Form.PDF document


Many of these end-user products rely on data generated through a variety of programs operated in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The department provides monthly, survey-based estimates of payroll employment, and estimates of unemployed persons and state and local unemployment rates. LMCI conducts extensive employer surveys to generate occupational wage estimates and generate detailed industry employment and payroll wage data. These data form the backbone of an extraordinarily rich data environment from which to understand the Texas labor market.