Workforce Information Council (WIC)

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On November 11, 2009 (EST)

The Workforce Information Council (WIC) is a Federal/State partnership created under Section 309 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 with the expressed purpose of helping to guide the development and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system. Guided by representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA) along with ten state members, the WIC relies on "policy councils" to carry out improvements in the BLS cooperative statistical programs and on standing or temporary workgroups to assist in research or development on specific topics for improvement of the workforce information system. Current policy councils include the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), Current Employment Statistics (CES), and the Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Mass Layoff Statistics (LAUS/MLS) Policy Council. Current workgroups include the Green Jobs Information Workgroup, State Employment Dynamics Partnership, Job Vacancy Statistics Users Group, and the Benefit Survey Users Group.

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