There are 5 U.S. Territories: American Samoa (AS), Guam (GU), the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Puerto Rico (PR),, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (VI). Beginning with the 2019 data set, IMPLAN now has data for the five U.S. Territories. These data are available in the online platform only. Because the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) releases its GDP data for the 5 Territories on a staggered schedule, the IMPLAN data for the Territories will also be made available on a staggered basis.
Data sets for Territories are not nearly as comprehensive or timely compared to the U.S. data. Nor are Territories included in the U.S. NIPA accounts, so there are fewer overall control totals than there are for the U.S. states and counties.
Current BLS Census of Employment and Wages (CEW) data are available for PR and VI and represent the main source of data on wage and salary employment and income. Lagged Census County Business Patterns (CBP) data cover all 5 Territories and represent the main source of wage and salary employment data for AS, GU, and MP. We also make use of the Guam Department of Labor's Current Employment Statistics data.
For the farm sectors, we rely on the Census of Agriculture, which covers the 5 Territories. The 5-year census for outlying areas is published several years after the corresponding Census for the US.
Military employment comes from the Department of Defense: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/dwp_reports.jsp.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data on population and household counts for each of the 5 Territories.
The BEA provides current GDP totals and one-year-lagged components of GDP (Employee Compensation, Gross Operating Surplus, and Taxes on Production and Imports Net of Subsidies) for all 5 Territories. The BEA also provides current data on government spending, household spending, private fixed investment, net changes in inventory, and foreign imports and exports for each of the 5 Territories.
Ratios from the latest Territory Economic Census, from the U.S. data, and from PR's and VI's CEW data are used in various stages to fill in data gaps and project lagged data.
Please note that, due to data limitations, there is only one household income group in the Territory data. and the tax impact report does will not display separate results for State Government vs. Local Government, nor the sub-components of Local Government.
To learn more about the U.S. Territory data and pricing, please contact IMPLAN at 800-507-9426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated January 28, 2020