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Census Bureau Employment Data ACS, EC, and LED… And why you should use the data from one program vs. another… SDC/CIC Annual Training Conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Presented by: Alfred O. Gottschalck, Ph.D., Andrew W. Hait, and Erika McEntarfer 1
Outline Overview American Community Survey Economic Census and Related Programs Local Employment Dynamics 2
The American Community Survey (ACS) How the ACS Works How the ACS Works Data collected via several modes. Data disseminated via table products (American FactFinder) and microdata files.American FactFinder Data used by government agencies, states, local communities, businesses, and civic and academic institutions. Geographic Coverage Geographic Coverage Nation, states, counties, places, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), tracts, and block groups. 4
ACS Employment Data Features Data on employment status, weeks worked, hours worked, and full-time/part-time and year-round/part- year work status. Available for many demographic and socio-economic groups. Broad geographic coverage, ranging from the national level to block-groups. Allows one to examine in detail the labor force characteristics of their community. 5
Key ACS Employment Data Products Data Profiles (Selected Economic Characteristics)Selected Economic Characteristics Provide broad social, economic, housing, and demographic profiles of a community. Selected Population Profiles Selected Population Profiles Provide broad social, economic, and housing profiles for a large number of race, ethnic, ancestry, and country/region of birth groups of a community. Subject Tables Similar to data profiles but include more detailed ACS data, classified by subject. Employment Status Employment Status Work Status Work Status 6
Additional ACS Resources Main ACS website http://www.census.gov/acs/www/ Main Data User Guidance Page http://www.census.gov/acs/www/guidance_for_da ta_users/guidance_main/ Compass Products http://www.census.gov/acs/www/guidance_for_da ta_users/handbooks/ 7
The Economic Census (EC) Geographic Coverage Geographic Coverage Nation, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and economic places Industry Coverage and Other Dimensions Industry Coverage and Other Dimensions 2-digit (sector) thru 6-digit (US Industry) NAICS codes Data by business size, class of customer, franchise status, and other dimensions 9
EC Employment Data Features Data on total employment, annual payroll, and first quarter payroll for all sectors For selected sectors, data also on production workers, other workers, and hours worked 10
EC Employment Data Features When combined with other data provided, allows one to examine in relationship between employment and other economic statistics Payroll per employee (average earnings) Employees per establishment (average business size) Sales per employee (productivity) Capital expenditures per employee (investment) 11
Employment Data Features in Related Programs For the Survey of Business Owners, employment data also published by characteristics of the business and business owner Race, ethnicity, gender, and veteran status of business owner Home-based, family-owned, size Nonemployer Statistics – independent contractors 12
Additional EC Resources Economic Census website business.census.gov Industry Statistics Portal www.census.gov/econ/isp/ Industry Snapshots www.census.gov/econ/census/snapshots/index. html 13
What is Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data? It is the set of public use statistics derived from the LEHD jobs microdata The LEHD Program at Census 15
Local Employment Dynamics: Public Use Data Products OnTheMap/LEHD Origin- Destination Statistics (LODES) The Quarterly Workforce Statistics (QWI) Employment Job Creation, Job Destruction, Hires, Separations, Turnover By industry, county, and worker characteristics Employment at the Census block level by where workers live and work 16
OnTheMap: Where workers live, and where they work This map shows LODES data of where residents of Vancouver, Washington work Popular uses: local economic development business site selection emergency planning 17
Quarterly Workforce Indicators: Detailed workforce dynamics, by worker characteristics and firm characteristics Popular uses: local workforce demographics local industry workforce trends workforce turnover, job creation and destruction 18
Quarterly Workforce Indicators: Can see workforce composition by detailed firm characteristics Such as what share of the workforce at startup firms is female? 19
Quarterly Workforce Indicators: Starting wages, college-educated men, in high-tech industries in CA 21
To sum up: Questions? Comments? Please contact: Erika McEntarfer Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program, US Census firstname.lastname@example.org Local Employment Dynamics (LED) statistical program links existing business and jobs data to create new sources of local, detailed, labor market information -- QWI -- OnTheMap -- more products in development 22
Employment : American Community Survey (ACS) o Employment status by sub-state geographies and demographic characteristics Economic Census (EC), County Business Patterns (CBP), and Related Programs o Employment and other economic variables by industry and geography (down to place and zip code levels) Quarterly Workforce Statistics (QWI) o Employment by detailed industry, sub-state geography, and worker demographics (age, sex, education, race) LODES/OnTheMap o Employment at the block-level 24 Which data set do I use?
Other Sources of Employment Estimates: Current Employment Statistics (CES) o Employment by industry - ‘the payroll survey’ o http://www.bls.gov/ces/ http://www.bls.gov/ces/ Current Population Survey (CPS) o Employment status and demographics - ‘the household survey’ o http://www.bls.gov/cps/ http://www.bls.gov/cps/ Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) o monthly estimates of total employment and unemployment (Bureau of Labor Statistics) o http://www.bls.gov/lau/ http://www.bls.gov/lau/ Which data set do I use? 25
Hires – Separations –Turnovers: Quarterly Workforce Statistics (QWI) sub-national data (state/county), data by worker demographics, and for detailed industries Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) Most current national data and differentiate between quits and layoffs http://www.bls.gov/jlt/ 26 Which data set do I use?
Wages: American Community Survey (ACS) o Household income by sub-state geographies and demographic characteristics Economic Census (EC), County Business Patterns (CBP), and Related Programs o Wages down to place and zip code levels Quarterly Workforce Statistics (QWI) Wages by Detailed Industry and Geography and by Worker Demographics or Starting Wages for New Hires by Industry and Geography 27 Which data set do I use?
Other Sources for Wages Data: State and Regional Wage Information by Occupation Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) http://www.bls.gov/oes/ Wages by Detailed Industry and Geography Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) http://www.bls.gov/cew/ 28 Which data set do I use?
Contact Information Alfred O. Gottschalck, Ph.D. email@example.com Andrew W. Hait firstname.lastname@example.org Erika McEntarfer email@example.com 29