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, Texas Workforce Commission and the program areas within the TWC Labor Market and Career Information department. Employer information is provided by Infogroup.

LAUS: Monthly
CES: Monthly
QCEW: Quarterly
Wages: Annually
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


Contact Texas Workforce Commission

Labor Market and Career Information  |  101 E. 15th Street, Main Bldg, Rm 354  |  Austin, Texas 78778-0001
Official Website  |  1-800-822-PLAN (7526)  |  512.936.3200