We are pleased to announce the release of our “beta,” or preview, EMSI 2011.3 dataset. This release primarily reflects important updates from several important data sources.
For the full data notes, including a primary industry/occupation data source table, click here (PDF).
Updated Data Sources in This Release
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Q4 2010 (BLS). These updates significantly influence our 2010 job estimates.
Local Area Personal Income, new 2009 and revised 2007-08 (Bureau of Economic Analysis [BEA]). This dataset provides benchmark figures for total proprietor employment by county, as well as expanded wage-and-salary job counts in government and agriculture.
State Personal Income, revised 2007-09 (BEA). Provides similar data to Local Area Personal Income, but at the state level, and is typically more recent. BEA frequently revises historical data, sometimes with significant changes. This time we are seeing significant changes in proprietor employment in the Private Households and Financial Services sectors.
County Business Patterns, 2009 (Census). This dataset primarily helps to provide estimates in the many cases where QCEW values are not disclosed. It is also used to create some detailed estimates of non-covered jobs.
Current Employment Statistics, Jan-May 2011 (BLS). This dataset helps us form an estimate of final 2011 annual job averages ahead of final, detailed figures from QCEW, which are not yet released.
There were no significant methodological changes in this release.
Reminder on Widespread industry reclassification in the Energy sector: Starting in Q1 2010 QCEW data from the BLS, thousands of private-sector jobs in several states have been reclassified from NAICS 22111 (Electric Power Generation) to NAICS 22112 (Electric Power Transmission, Control, and Distribution). This change does not reflect an economic shift, but rather a difference in how employers self-identify to the unemployment insurance system. EMSI does not currently correct for such changes.
Reminder on temporary Census worker employment: Our 2010 employment estimate for Federal Government (civilian) includes the effects of temporary Census worker jobs, which peaked in May. This effect is removed from projections. The 2010 federal government staffing pattern (and occupational data affected by it) does not currently account for this effect, due to lack of data on the occupational categorization of temporary Census workers.
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