I'm getting an employment multiplier of 10+ for jobs in the 'forestry, forest products, and timber tract production' sector - using ver. 3, 2008 data for State of Oregon. If I set the activity to have 1 direct job and use all default settings, I get total employment impacts of 10. I don't think that result is plausible and the issue seems to be in the software. I'm trying to get an estimate for indirect and induced impacts with 55 jobs in the sector. I believe (using other sectors and mixing events) that the total impact should be close to 125. However, if I add 55 jobs to sector 15 and let the model go, I get 580 total jobs (again, not plausible). The Oregon Employment Dept. has run the same scenario with 2009 data. They get 125 total jobs. I've deleted all activities and started over. I keep getting very odd numbers. Can you help?
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