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Provision of Labour Market Information


Entails collecting and analysing data on manpower supply and demand from local institutions and establishments.

The manpower supply gives data on skills emerging from local institutions whereas the demand side gives information relating to establishments in the labour market.

The two sides of supply and demand interact hence enabling planners obtain a manpower balance in the economy.

Labour Demand

You can obtain information on demand of the labour market in terms of skills in high demand and vacancies available within a selected reference period.

In addition, you can also obtain information on key labour market indicators and emerging occupations. Information on the labour demand is essential for job seekers, trainers, policy makers, career counsellors and recruitment agencies among others:

  • Skills in High Demands
  • Popular Jobs
  • Key Labour Market Indicators
  • Labour Market Conditions and Trends
  • Job Opportunity Analysis (JOA) Summary Reports
  • New and Emerging occupations

Labour Supply

Under labour supply one can obtain information on the skilled manpower joining the labour market.

This includes information on graduates (outturns) from various Training Institutions, Skills Inventory and skilled manpower distribution in both the Public and Private Sectors. Some of the Research activities that have been carried out on Labour market information include:

Survey of Training in Local Institutions (STLI)

This is a survey whose focus is on Technical and Vocational Education Training institutions (TVET). Information from this survey is used to update the national human resource database in order to track the trends in skills supply from these training institutions. This will strengthen the management and co-ordination of human resource planning, development and utilization.

Training Needs Assessment (TNA)

This is usually done to establish the skills gaps and required training as per what the market demands.

  • Sectoral Manpower Survey (SMS)
  • Evaluation of Training Programmes
  • National manpower survey

What kind of information is available?

  • Current jobs as advertised by employers
  • Top occupations per quarter
  • Skills supply and demand
  • Training institutions & Programmes
  • Periodic reports on Key Labour Market indicators
  • Available labour market services.

Beneficiaries of the Kenya Labour Market Information System (KLMIS) The beneficiaries of KLMIS include: Job seekers / Volunteers, students, parents, individual citizens, investors, employers / Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs), employees, educational and training institutions and policy makers.

Parents/Students and other individuals

The KLMIS provides necessary information to guide on career choices for students, teachers, parents and other individuals who need to make decisions on what occupations to go into or what training to undertake based on the labour market information herein provided.

Investors / Employers and Employees

Investors obtain regular updates on manpower trends in the labour market to guide their investment decisions in light of the available skill types and levels, alternative technologies as well as wage levels among other dynamics. Employees will also find this labour market information valuable for further training opportunities, career progression, prospects for better employment and empowerment on labour matters as provided in the various labour laws.

Educational and Training Institutions

KLMIS provide information on the career requirements, manpower trends and also provide a regular update of Job Opportunities available across various economic sectors. There is also an indication of the necessary skills for various jobs and occupations that are advertised periodically.

Volunteers / Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs)

The KLMIS provides a link to both volunteers who are willing to offer their time, skills and resources and Volunteer involving Organizations (VIOs) who need the services of volunteers. The system maintains a database of all legitimate VIOs who have met the requirements of engaging volunteers hence promote efficient, effective management and coordination of volunteerism.

The system also shows the demand and supply of volunteers, thus help to analyse and quantify the contributions made by volunteers to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Government Policy makers and planners in Government and its agencies require reliable and up-to-date labour market information for effective manpower planning, development and utilization. This information facilitates skill development that is aligned to labour market demands and enable forecasting of future manpower needs for the country.

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