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Variable Definitions:
Jobs in an Industry (20): The number of jobs in an area that are in each of the following industry sectors: 
  • 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:
LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics
Years Available:
2008 - 2015
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract

Why are these Variables Important to Measure?

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.

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