Presentation on theme: "What are Wage Records? Wage records are an administrative database used to calculate Unemployment Insurance benefits for employees who have been laid-off."— Presentation transcript:
What are Wage Records? Wage records are an administrative database used to calculate Unemployment Insurance benefits for employees who have been laid-off through no fault of their own.
What type of Information is on the Wage Record is on the Wage Record Social Security Number Year & Quarter Wages Earned for the Quarter Employee Name Employer Code
Linking Administrative Data UI File SSN Wages Year / Qtr Employer # 202 File Industry code Geo code Employer # Soc Sec Adm SSN Age Gender
Wage Records to Labor Market Dynamics Possible Indicators Wage Distribution by Industry Turnover Rates Multiple Job Holdings New Hires Separations Recalls
Possible Administrative Records for Linking Driver’s License Military Educational Institutions Social Security Administration Census Bureau State Tax files Government Program Participants
Benefits of Wage Record Research Wage records are a fluid measure – not a snapshot Longitudinal studies (over time or across variables ) Less expensive and more efficient than conventional surveys Wide Capabilities – Able to answer a wide range of questions Program evaluation would be the primary purpose It’s not an estimate – it is a tangible collected data
Texas Wage Records 11 million records generated per quarter Data from 1st quarter 1995 Files are housed locally SSN UI account # Name Quarterly wages Year Quarter
Turning Data Into Information Wage Records are a tool. We can apply the measures to many research questions. What are the questions our customers are asking.
Longitudinal Wage Record Uses Program Performance - ability to objectively evaluate the performance of Federal and State initiatives. Worker Cohort Analysis - ability to track work experiences and outcomes for identified subgroups. Economic Indicator Tabulations - standard quarterly reports on profiled economic conditions.
The Nature of the Partnership Census - LED n Microdata matching experience n Address sanitization and geocoding experience n Industry coding experience n Massive computer resources n Data infrastructure - demographic and economic Numident information Survey data Census data Administrative data n Controlled environment - data security n Data dissemination and data access Cornell site Census Bureau HQ
The Nature of the Partnership States n Data collection and editing resources ES-202 files Unemployment insurance files n Expert knowledge of state and local data n Expert knowledge of state and local conditions n Understand state and local clients
The Local Employment Dynamics Program Link Record Person-ID Employer-ID Data Business Register Employer-ID Census Entity-ID Data Economic Censuses and Surveys Census Entity-ID Data Demographic Surveys Household Record Household-ID Data Person Record Household-ID Person-ID Data
Data Census data provides city and country of birth n Other basic demographic characteristics such as Race / Ethnicity also available Numident linked by SSN with State UI data at Bureau of the Census Sample includes individuals employed at a UI covered firm in the state n Virtually complete work history and earnings n Census Bureau and State data on employers. Location, industry, firm size, sales, etc.
State Individual Master File State Employer Master File State Work History File Wage Record Data Employer Data (ES202, etc.) LEHD ARRS Wage Record Data Employer Data (ES202, etc.) PIK SSN Other Census Data (Business Censuses/Surveys) Other Census Data (CPS, SIPP, ACS) Global Individual Master File Global Employer Master File Global Work History File Overall Employment Dynamics Estimates Design Numident
Baseline Products: Summary Quarterly Tables By age and sex of worker By industry and geographic area By place of work and place of residence
How these can be used: Labor Market Information Who has the jobs? Where is the job growth? Where is the job loss? Who’s getting hired? Who makes what?
What else can be done? Different age/sex categories Trends over time Industry Analysis n Temporary Help n High technology County Analysis Cross state migration Additional demographic and business information
Businesses Economic development agencies Chambers of commerce Federal, state and local agencies Workforce Investment Boards Chambers of commerce School career counselors Job search professionals Businesses Federal, state, and local agencies Businesses Transportation planners Federal, state and local agencies CurrentNew Jobs Total payroll Jobs Total payroll Gross job gain Gross job loss Net jobs New hires Recalls Layoffs/quits Individual earnings Current New National State County National State County Sub-county Workforce investment area Current New Workplace Residence Where are the workers? How much are they paid? Where are the workers? How much are they paid? Where are the jobs? How much do they pay? Who needs training? Where are the jobs? How much do they pay? Who needs training? How can workers get to their jobs? Where should a business locate? How can workers get to their jobs? Where should a business locate? Male Female Age categories 14-18 19-21 22-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Immigrant Native born None Current New Indicators DemographyLocation Geography Clients Questions