This workshop explores approaches to enhancing the utility of the U.S. Census Bureau’s innovative Local Employment Dynamics (LED) effort. LED provides detailed workforce indicators never before available at the metro and county levels, measures such as new hires, separations, and job churning by worker age, gender, and industry.
LED’s unique local labor market information is intended to aid businesses, workforce and economic development agencies, education and training providers, researchers, community-based organizations, and transportation and emergency planners needing to understand local workforce dynamics. This innovative data set is developed through a partnership between the Census Bureau and 41 state labor market information offices around the nation. LED is part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program.
To be most useful, LED must be designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. Through this workshop, the U.S. Census Bureau is gathering input from data users regarding their priorities for specific indicators and appropriate definitions for these indicators.
The LEHD program is one of the UMI Federal Data Agenda priorities. To learn more about the Federal Data Agenda and why LEHD is important to urban markets, please visit the UMI Federal Data Agenda page.