The Employment Challenge. North Carolina Chapter – Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. May 3, 2012. Let’s s tart at the very beginning… Triangle Regional Modal (TRM). TRM is key transportation analysis tool, for example: MPOs: V/C and LRTP alternatives
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North Carolina Chapter – Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
May 3, 2012
So… TRM is very important!
Thank God for Census
Which estimate to use?
Residence v Place of work
Snapshot v Total for year
Employment Security Commission (ESC)
So make a little adjustment….
Total ESC Employment x (100/92) = Adjusted ESC
Adjusted Employment Security Commission (ESC)
How well does it work?
Gonna tell ya’ a story…
Back in about 2004…
InfoUSA had ~ 2/3 to ¾ of employment records
Employment Security Commission had ~ 2/3 to ¾ of employment records
Sad Story (cont.)
Employment Geocoder application
(2/3 to 3/4 of employers)
Employment by TAZ
no. of employees; and
What do we do?
There are too many employers!
The medium-to-high concentrations of employees are most critical for the TRM to function properly.
Focus on large employers and employment centers
Sparse numbers of small employers are a low priority.
Don’t let perfection kill your progress!
Lots of work
Lots of collaboration
Good base for forecasts
Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO
Capital Area MPO