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. See this one-page document on LED (153 KB) for more information.
LEHD Data Uses in Local Analysis and Decision Making
- Job-to-Job Flows was featured in a Wall Street Journal blog titled, "Here's Where All the Construction Workers Went," by Jeffrey Sparshott. Researchers, Erika McEntarfer, head of research for the LEHD program, and Hubert Janicki, economist for the LEHD Program, were both mentioned in the blog. Visit the following link http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/10/19/heres-where-all-the-construction-workers-went/.
- OnTheMap was highlighted in a Washington Post article titled, "Nearly every Job in America, Mapped in Incredible Detail," by Emily Badger. Visit the following link https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/07/14/nearly-every-job-in-america-mapped-in-incredible-detail/.
- OnTheMap appeared in a Lead Feed article titled, "OnTheMap - the Go-To Tool for Analyzing Commuting Patterns." Visit the following link http://www.nccommerce.com/lead/research-publications/the-lead-feed/artmid/11056/articleid/118/onthemap-%E2%80%94-the-go-to-tool-for-analyzing-commuting-patterns.
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