The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is part of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. The LEHD program produces new, cost effective, public-use information combining federal, state and Census Bureau data on employers and employees under the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. State and local authorities increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions. The LED Partnership works to fill critical data gaps and provide indicators needed by state and local authorities.
Under the LED Partnership, states agree to share Unemployment Insurance earnings data and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data with the Census Bureau. The LEHD program combines these administrative data, additional administrative data and data from censuses and surveys. From these data, the program creates statistics on employment, earnings, and job flows at detailed levels of geography and industry and for different demographic groups. In addition, the LEHD program uses these data to create partially synthetic data on workers' residential patterns.
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have joined the LED Partnership, although the LEHD program is not yet producing public-use statistics for Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The LEHD program staff includes geographers, programmers, and economists.
Our mission is to provide new dynamic information on workers, employers, and jobs with state-of-the-art confidentiality protections and no additional data collection burden.
QWI and OnTheMap Use in Local Analysis and Decision Making
- OnTheMap was highlighted in an Indiana University InContext article titled How Long Is That Commute? OnTheMap Sheds Light on Distance from Home to Work by Rachel Strange.
- Our data were highlighted in a Standard-Examiner web site article titled "New Data Suggests Education Pays Off" (08/24/12).
- Our data were featured on the Oregon Labor Market Information website in an article titled "Local Employment Dynamics Reveal Battle of the Sexes…and the Generations" by Gail Krumenauer (04/24/12).
- Our data were highlighted In a Local Insights article titled "Educational Attainment in the Wasatch Front North Area" (July 2012) by John Mathews. (1.12 MB)