ERIC Number: ED094717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
On the Feasibility of a Labor Market Information System. Volume 1. Final Report for Period July 1, 1970-June 30, 1974.
Cohen, Malcolm S.
A study was designed to evaluate the need for new labor market information and for methods of making better use of currently collected statistical and administrative data. The project was to demonstrate various information technologies which would improve the delivery of labor market information. Various computer models of labor market information systems were built to test out the possible uses of these systems by three state Employment Security agencies in Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Among the major research findings are: (1) a great need for computer programs which can aid in the summarization, tabulation, and analysis of labor market information; (2) the prototype information system MICRO was found to be the sort of system which can be used at modest cost to meet the need for rapid tabulation and analysis of labor market information; (3) procedures to forecast unemployment, universe of need for manpower services, supply and demand for labor can be automated at great potential saving to manpower analysts; (4) considerable cost savings can be achieved by centralizing computer software for retrieval analysis and forecasting; and (5) while better use can be made of administrative records, there are some data needs which can only be met by new data collection. (WCM)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Employment, Feasibility Studies, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Job Security, Labor Conditions, Labor Demands, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Unemployment
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, Publications Office, 401 South Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Michigan; Wisconsin