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Industry Employment by County & Zip Code The U.S. Census Bureau has recently released 2012 data from two major related programs — County Business and Zip Code Business Patterns, including the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. LMI Win-Win Network 1351 0  06/16/2014
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Geographical Mobility: 2012 to 2013 The U.S. Census Bureau has issued its annual set of 28 tables on how many Americans moved between 2012 and 2013 — the propensity to move declined slightly to 11.7 percent, vs. 12.0 percent between 2011 and 2012, returning to the levels of 2010 to 2011. Because Americans are more prone to move than the residents of many other countries, understanding mobility patterns is extremely important in economic development, labor market, education, and transportation planning. LMI Win-Win Network 1083 0  11/18/2013
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2012 GDP for 381 Metro Areas The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently issued its advance 2012 gross domestic product (GDP) data for all 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) — of which 305 experienced inflation-adjusted growth since 2011. LMI Win-Win Network 1171 0  09/30/2013
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Forthcoming Quarterly State GDP Data The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) describes — and presents selected data from — its forthcoming new series on quarterly state gross domestic product (GDP) estimates. BEA plans to include data for 21 broadly-defined industries, and to release the data within 5 months following the end of each quarter. LMI Win-Win Network 693 0  09/30/2013
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2012 Employment by State & Locality BLS has issued its annual publication of the most geographically-detailed data it publishes on the demographic and economic characteristics of the employed and unemployed, showing data by gender, age, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, occupation, industry, class of worker, weekly working hours, full- and part-time status, reasons for unemployment and for not working, unemployment duration, and marital status. LMI Win-Win Network 454 0  08/20/2013
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Opinion Surveys on Work AEI has issued a 70-page compendium of public opinion survey findings dating back more than a half century. The topics covered include satisfaction with one’s job; concerns about job security; satisfaction with promotional opportunities; satisfaction with pay and benefits; attitudes toward work time and job stress; relationship with supervisor, and influence and recognition at work; commuting; loyalty to the employer; and attitudes about work and leisure. LMI Win-Win Network 441 0  08/19/2013
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BLS Webinar Rescheduled for December 18 Our October 9th Webinar, cancelled due to the Federal shutdown, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 pm Eastern time. This Webinar will present the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). LMI Win-Win Network 491 0  11/18/2013
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2012 State GDP Data Issued BEA today issued advance 2012 GDP for the states. Inflation-adjusted GDP grew by 2.5 percent in 2012, compared to a 1.6 percent increase in 2011. Only Connecticut experienced an inflation-adjusted negative GDP trend (-.1 percent), while North Dakota had the highest growth (13.4 percent) and was the only state whose gain was in double digits. LMI Win-Win Network 540 0  06/06/2013
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Appalachian Region: Data Overview The Population Reference Bureau has prepared a series of extremely useful tables and maps on the 13 Appalachian states (the maps depict the region’s 420 counties) using combined 2007-2011 Census Bureau American Community Survey data. Issued by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the study includes chapters on the region’s labor force, educational attainment, income and poverty, and migration patterns as well as other demographic and housing data. LMI Win-Win Network 495 0  05/07/2013
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Metropolitan Job Sprawl A pair of Brookings Institution studies of “job sprawl” — a counterpart to the better-known phenomenon of urban sprawl — found that the decentralization of jobs grew steadily in the largest 98 metro areas during the pre-recession period, but then stabilized between 2007 and 2010. Only slightly more than a fifth of employees in the biggest metro areas work within 3 miles of downtown, while more than two-fifths work more than 10 miles from the city center. LMI Win-Win Network 527 0  05/07/2013
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2011 County Business Patterns Data The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2011 County Business Patterns (CBP) data, the only source of complete and consistent county-level data for business establishments, with industry detail. This year is the first since 2008 in which U.S. businesses reported an increase in employment over the prior year. LMI Win-Win Network 369 0  04/30/2013
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New Metro Area Definitions The President’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued its revised definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and other geographic definitions that form the basis for how the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many other statistical agencies present data. LMI Win-Win Network 596 0  03/18/2013
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