Frequently Asked Questions
TexasLMI.com is an interactive website hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that disseminates Texas labor market statistics, offering time series labor market data and provides inquiry capabilities for labor force, employment and unemployment estimates, industry and occupational projections, and occupational wage data.
TexasLMI.com is the main conduit where the State’s unemployment rate is published. TWC is contractually obligated to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to publish the unemployment rate. TexasLMI.com fulfills this obligation.
TexasLMI.com was developed and hosted by the Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) department of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The data in TexasLMI.com is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and the program areas within the TWC Labor Market Information department, using microdata from the BLS. Employer information is provided by Data Axle.
Projections/Staffing Patterns: Every two years
The economic data is released to the public monthly. The release schedule can be downloaded at the TexasLMI.com homepage.
TRACER2.com was written over 15 years ago. While TRACER2.com was fully functional, it did not provide the best user experience that technology now offers. TexasLMI.com provides the following improvements not found in TRACER2.com:
- Improved navigation
- Improved workflow
- Full Section 508/WCAG 2.0 compliance
- Easier access to economic data
- An adaptive and responsive design for mobile devices
For technical information about the OEWS survey and OEWS estimates please visit, https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_tec.htm.
The full Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) OEWS publication can be found here, https://www.bls.gov/oes/#data.
City data is not available before 2005 due to a new estimating methodology that was implemented at that time. This is considered a series break.