Opening Public and Private Labor Market Data

Policy or Initiative Description

Governments should launch open data initiatives to encourage the sharing of public and private labor market data. Unleashing the full potential of labor market data though the creation of open public-private data infrastructures can empower students and employees and reduce labor market frictions.


Virginia's Open Data, Open Jobs Initiative is centered on a single data set composed of postings taken from multiple job boards. The new data set is intended as a starting point for developers who want to create new tools that simplify and innovate labor market data.


"Virginia Launches Open Data, Open Jobs Initiative." Government Technology. 2016



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