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Variable Definitions:
Jobs in an Industry (20): The number of jobs in an area that are in each of the industry sectors given by the LEHD Employment Statistics.
Residents Working in an Industry (20): The percentage of residents in an area working in each of the industry sectors given by the LEHD Employment Statistics.
The industry sectors in the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics are:
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Administrative & Support & Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Information
  • Management of Companies & Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate & Rental & Leasing
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Other Services

Source:
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES)
Years Available:
2002 - 2015
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract

Why are these Variables Important to Measure?

Jobs in an Industry
Understanding the number of jobs in a particular sector in a neighborhood has a variety of applications for different economic actors. For residents of the neighborhood, jobs by sector can provide information about types of skills and vocational training to invest in. Public officials and employers can use this information to determine which sectors are thriving in an area and which are on the decline. Comparing these variables with the percentage of residents working in a particular industry provides information about which sectors are employing the most local residents in their area, which can affect issues related to childcare, transportation, and the environment.
Residents Working in an Industry
The percentage of residents in a neighborhood working in a particular sector has a variety of applications for different economic actors. For policy makers, these variables can show an economic and employment profile in a neighborhood, providing information about potential health and education resources to provide that may be important to workers in some sectors more than others. Comparing these variables with the percentage of residents working in a particular industry provides information about which sectors are employing the most local residents in their area, which can affect issues related to childcare, transportation, and the environment.

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