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Local Employment Dynamics is a partnership between the Census Bureau and state-level labor market information agencies. LED provides statistics on employment, job creation, earnings by industry, age, and sex.
Two data tools available from the LED program are OnTheMap and the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
County Business Patterns is an annual report conducted by the Census Bureau on the state of business in America. Topics include the number of business establishments, the number of employees, and payroll data. Data is available to the county level and is broken down by NAICS code (1998-present) or SIC code (pre-1998).
County Business Patterns primarily contains information on the private sector, and is not a good source of information on Government, Farm, or Nonemployer (owner-operator) employment.
Many businesses are owner-operator operations and do not have employees. Such businesses are not covered by County Business Patterns, but are still counted by the Census Bureau.
Farm employment data is often calculated and reported separately from other employment and earnings data. The following are resources for this type of information:
Public employment data is often calculated and reported separately from other employment and earnings data. The following are resources for this type of information:
Data on Unemployment and Employment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and at the state level for Washington and Idaho.