Sorry, I am not very confident in our local employment data, but would like to follow your
work as it may prove useful in the future.
David Wessel, FMPO Manager
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Subject: [CTPP] Employment Data at your Agency
Apologies for cross-posting. Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (CS) is working on a NCHRP task
to improve employment data for transportation planning. The purpose of the task is to
understand and describe both the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) [or
ES-202] and the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) data in a manner that
enhances their utility and accessibility to transportation planning agencies. More details
about the project can be found here:
So where do you come in? I am interested in talking to MPOs and DOTs who are very
confident about the quality of their employment data and have enhanced their employment
data (assuming that the QCEW data is their main source) through either primary data
collection/verification or via other secondary sources such as Dun & Bradstreet or
InfoUSA (to name a few) or a combination of the two. If you are willing to share your
employment data, CS will compare your employment data to the QCEW data by NAICS industry
categories and will document the findings. BLS is also interested in making the QCEW data
useful to more groups so if you agree, the results of our analysis will be shared with BLS
so that any lessons learnt from MPOs and DOTs can be used to improve the quality of the
QCEW data. Hopefully we can have a positive feedback cycle that benefits all parties and
gets us better data.
Please get in touch with me offline (contact details below) so as to avoid cluttering this
mailing list. If there is interest i will share the findings with this list (after getting
all the appropriate permissions to share).
Thanks in Advance.
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
1566 Village Square Boulevard, Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32309
tel 850 219 6388 fax 850 219 6389