A current Labor Market Analysis is an important component for many vocational evaluations. More than simply interpreting a Department of Labor Job Outlook
table, theVocational Expert
considers local labor market conditions, employer expectations within the individual’s commuting area.
A detailed Labor Market Analysis often includes:
Names, addresses, and contact information of companies that hire the same occupation as the claimant within the local commuting area.
Number of persons employed in this occupation.
Recruitment, educational and job experience requirements.
Salary and compensation range for entry level and experienced employees in this occupation.
Did the opposing counsel overly rely upon Department of Labor tables and wage indexes to determine job availability and wage information?
Did the client work in a highly specialized occupation prior to injury?
What employers in the local commuting area hire persons with comparable skills and abilities to your client?
Does the client meet the minimum qualifications of a particular job with or without additional training?