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Local Employment Dynamics’ Analytic Tools. Use existing data to link multiple sources Create new data and products Reduce cost and respondent burden Make data available while protecting confidentiality. The Concept – Data Integration. LEHD Led to LED. New data and products.

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Use existing data to link multiple sources

Create new data and products

Reduce cost and respondent burden

Make data available while protecting confidentiality

The Concept – Data Integration


New data and products

Local Employment Dynamicsmerges multiple data snapshots into informative movies about the U.S. society and economy

Local employment dynamics
Local Employment Dynamics

  • A voluntary partnership between the states and the Census Bureau

  • States supply quarterly worker and business wage records

  • Census Bureau merges the state records with other data to produce new data and products about jobs, workers, industries and your local economy

States in led partnership1
States in LED Partnership

  • State partners 45

  • States in the process of joining 3

  • NE, OH, SD

  • States yet to join 3

    CT, MA, NH


Next to Business & Industry

Click on Local Employment Dynamics

Then click on Quick Links to:

OnTheMap, QWI Online,


Or click on

Data Tools

Community Economic Development HotReporthttp://CED.census.gov

  • Available for all counties/ county equivalents in the U.S. (not towns/cities)

  • Contains ETA WIRED regions (Generations 1, 2 and 3)

  • In future, may allow user-created aggregations of counties

  • Publicly released at Workforce Innovations in mid-July

Older worker profiles
Older WorkerProfiles

  • Reports on workers aged 55+ are being released for 31 states over next six months

  • 36.8 million people are age 65 and older (12% of population)

  • 5.1 million people are age 85 and older


Qwi online
QWI Online

NAICS or SIC option

Shows most recent quarter of data

Links to available states

Qwi online flagship product
QWI Online – Flagship Product

2-, 3-, and 4-digit NAICS code

8 age categories

Entries updated instantaneously

Key Features of Industry Focus

Ranking and multiple indicator selection

State, county, Workforce Investment Areas (WIA), metro areas

Industry Focus provides…

…easy, intuitive selection criteria and economic indicators for your geography, work force, and industry.

Click on industry to see workforce characteristics.

Uses for onthemap
Uses for OnTheMap

Economic Planning & Time Series

- Where is the labor supply located?

- Which industries are growing or declining over


Transportation planning & analysis

- Between which areas do workers commute?

Emergency management

- Daytime population estimates


Mapping Missouri Tornado Path

F-Scale: F3 between Clever and Nixa Path Length: ~40 miles     

Width: 1/4 to 1/2 mile      Time: 10:08 – 11:00 P.M.

*Source: National Weather Service

OnTheMap: Where People Go to Work

Where do people who live in the path of the tornado work?

OnTheMap: Where Workers Live

Where do workers employed at jobs located in the path of the tornado live?

Cross border labor shed using concentric circle analysis
Cross-Border Labor Shed Using Concentric Circle Analysis

Report from concentric circle analysis
Report from Concentric Circle Analysis

OnTheMap: Downtown St. LouisProposed Mississippi River Bridge Project

OnTheMapLED’s online dynamic mapping tool

  • 42 states online

  • User-selected areas

  • Block is base unit for display; block group is base unit for report

  • Geographic layers such as community colleges and zip codes

  • Where do workers live?

  • Where do residents work?

  • Reports on age, earnings, and industries with three years of data

  • Cross-state flows

Three learning aids for using onthemap
ThreeLearning Aids for Using OnTheMap

  • e-Learning module - On The Map Tour:on lehd.did.census.gov home page under Quick Links – 12 minute illustrated and narrated scenario

  • Exercise:provides text and pictures to do a step by step labor shed exercise in Clark County, WA

  • Help includes Glossary of Terms:“Help” is located at the top of every On The Map page

Displaying city of irvine onthemap
Displaying City of Irvine Lookup ResultsOnTheMap

Onthemap zoom out click drag and drop
OnTheMap Lookup ResultsZoom Out:Click, drag and drop

What if i goof up
What if I Goof Up? Lookup Results

  • Back Arrow: will undo most single mistakes

  • Clear: clear the points, thermals and selected geography

  • Place Name Lookup: use this if things get really confusing; just type in your place name and start over

Background map layers
Background Map Layers Lookup Results

Example zip code layer
Example: Zip Code Layer Lookup Results

Create change overlay create travel sheds
Create Lookup Results/Change Overlay: Create Travel Sheds

Travel sheds defined
Travel Sheds Defined Lookup Results

Commute shed - Plots and reports where those who live in the selection area work.

Labor shed - Plots and reports where those who work in the selection area live.

Create travel shed select labor shed shed report
Create Travel Shed Lookup ResultsSelect Labor Shed & Shed Report

Type Report Name Here

Types of reports
Types of Reports Lookup Results

  • Shed: shows top 10 cities and counties and top 3 states where people in the selection area live or work.

  • Area Profile: shows job counts, workers’ age and wage ranges, and industry types.

  • QWI: shows 10 Quarterly Workforce Indicators (in Labor Shed only.)

  • The text box allows you to name your report.

  • Reports can be downloaded.

  • Screen can be bookmarked as a website.

Selection layer select incorporated cities
Selection Layer : Lookup ResultsSelect Incorporated Cities

Display options points let the hourglasses spin
Display Options: Points Lookup ResultsLet the Hourglasses Spin

Display options thermals where workers live
Display Options: Thermals Lookup ResultsWhere Workers Live

Both points thermals
Both Points & Thermals Lookup Results

Labor shed report pop up blockers off
Labor Shed Report Lookup ResultsPop-up blockers OFF!

Area profile report characteristics of irvine s workers
Area Profile Report: Lookup ResultsCharacteristics of Irvine’s Workers

Qwi report only available for labor shed
QWI Report Lookup Results Only Available for Labor Shed

Paired area analysis circle and freehand selections
Paired Area Analysis: Lookup ResultsCircle and Freehand Selections

Analyze concentric rings
Analyze Concentric Rings Lookup Results

Concentric circle report
Concentric Circle Report Lookup Results

Keep in mind
Keep in Mind… Lookup Results

  • LED not yet national in scope.

  • LED does not yet include military, self-employed or federal workers.

  • Data in OnTheMap refreshed annually. QWI are refreshed quarterly. Not all states supply data at the same rate.

Want to Learn More? Lookup ResultsTry Our e-learning Tools!

Contact Us Lookup Results

  • General Comments/Suggestions

  • [email protected]census.gov

  • Local Employment Dynamics

  • http://lehd.did.census.gov

  • Community Economic Development HotReport

  • http://ced.census.gov

  • Join the OnTheMap ListServ

  • [email protected]