Can I get information on local labor markets from the Census Bureau?
The Census Bureau's Local Employment Dynamics partnership produces several longitudinal datasets that provide a detailed picture of the labor
market in partner states. The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset provides indicators such as employment, hires, job creation/destruction, turnover, and
earnings for a wide variety of geographies and firm and worker characteristics.
The LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) dataset provides
block-level employment counts showing where people work and where workers live,
as well as detailed firm and worker characteristics breakouts.
Other LEHD online tools available:
The Decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS) also collect data directly from respondents on employment, occupation, and earnings. Users also should check with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/) for extensive data on these topics.