Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information

MCC's Career and Technical Education reports:

  • Labor Market Reports for Current MCC Programs
    • Gray Associates CIP Scorecards by market (County) - PDF. The scorecard highlights how the program data compares to other programs in the market using a custom rubric for CTE. Data is color coded (green is strong and red is weak). Market data provided is for Maricopa County.

    • Gray Associates Competitor spreadsheet data sorted by sector, then by most recent year completers from high to low - EXCEL. This sortable spreadsheet is intended to provide information for program benchmarking. The data allows you to compare similar programs nationally from a program completion perspective. It is hoped that faculty will use this data to research top performing programs to inform best practices in terms of curriculum design, facility investment, and establish goals for student completion (graduation) at MCC.

    • Lightcast Occupation Overview (SOC) report. All program SOCs are included in the report - PDF. This report provides detailed SOC-level data for Maricopa County.

    • Lightcast Job Posting Analytics (SOC) report - PDF. This report shows the Top 10 of employers hiring by SOCs in Maricopa County.

Labor Market Systems

MCC Office of the Deans of Instruction online reporting software links:

Gray Associates

    Gray Associates Program Evaluation System (PES) provides the best data available to help determine which programs to Start, Stop, Sustain, or Grow by scoring information related to student demand, labor market, competition, and strategic fit. PES combines unique data sets with a methodology developed during a decade of work with higher education institutions.


    Lightcast Analyst empowers data-driven success in higher education. It is a helpful tool to research programs, support grant applications, and answer questions about the regional economy.

    Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Maps and Data

    MAG is responsible for supporting regional decision-making through leading-edge technology, information gathering, and analysis.

    • Interactive Employment Map: MAG keeps a database of all employers in the MAG region who have 5 or more employees. Updated each year, the database includes the business’ name, address, number of employees, and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. The database is available to MAG member agencies for use in planning and analysis. Due to licensing agreements this dataset is not available for download. It can be viewed using the interactive employment viewer. Please contact the MAG office for the requirements for accessing the data.
    • Interactive Socioeconomic Projections Map: MAG produces population and employment projections by municipal planning area (MPA), incorporated jurisdiction, and regional analysis zone (RAZ).

    Mesa Active Development Map

    The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development, Development Services and Information Technology departments launched a new, interactive, web-based tool that allows users to locate and follow development projects through the planning process.

    • Mesa Active Development Map: This map features key details about each project including renderings, status in the planning process, address, acreage, use, and case reference number. The process follows the standard development timeline moving from submission through completion of construction. It is meant to compliment Mesa’s new economic development website,

    Build Your Future - Arizona Construction Industry

    The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation built a coalition of support to bring the Build Your Future campaign to Arizona in order to attract a diverse candidate pool to the skilled trades industry. As a part of that process, the Foundation created a Construction Workforce Collaborative focused on addressing the talent shortage in the industry. Construction is expected to be one of the strongest growing sectors in the state. The Construction Workforce Collaborative is supported by the Arizona Builder’s Alliance (ABA), the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA), Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Valley of the Sun Chapter, and other community organizations. Led by industry leaders, the Construction Collaborative developed a three-pronged approach to strengthening the construction workforce pipeline: career awareness, educational alignment, and earn and learn training models.