Jobs and Employment Data Exchange (JEDx)

Last Updated: 03/10/2024

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the T3 Innovation Network launched the Job Data Exchange (JDX) initiative in 2021 to develop a public-private approach for collecting and using standards-based jobs and employment data. The initiative promotes public-private standards for job descriptions and postings, and the T3 Innovation Network’s Employment and Earnings Records Standards Project develops and uses public-private standards for comprehensive employment and earnings records.

This initiative has developed a vision and roadmap for a public-private data collaborative that can improve the collection and use of standards-based jobs and employment data for public and private applications including:

  • Employer Reporting to Federal and State Governments. Reducing costs and improving data quality in employer reporting to federal and state governments for program administration and economic statistics.
  • Public and Private Workforce Analytics. Improving access and use of more comprehensive workforce analytics services for employers, learners/workers, and government agencies, including government labor market information and evidence-based policy and research.
  • Learner/Worker Empowerment and Trusted Records. Empowering people to use their own verifiable employment and earnings records to apply for career and educational opportunities and government programs and benefits—building on the T3 Network’s Learning and Employment Record (LER) initiative.


There is a need for better, structured data about jobs and employment, which means employers must adopt and implement standards for the data they possess and share. A higher-functioning credentials ecosystem requires consistent, machine-actionable data for learning, and also for jobs and employment outcomes.

Partners and Funders

  • National steering committee that includes include private sector leadership, HR vendors, economic researchers and statisticians, and representatives from state and federal education and workforce development entities.
  • 7-state partnership (Kentucky, California, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, New Jersey)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Walmart, Sloan Foundation.


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