Using CEW data

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    IMPLAN Support
    Hi Patrick, We apologize, but we are not sure what you are looking at in the File>User Preferences window, so we can't assist you with what you are looking at there, but if you can provide some additional information we would certainly be glad to. As regards the CEW data, it is a completely different data set from IMPLAN, and you would not want to override IMPLAN employment with it. CEW data is at the 6 digit NAICS level and only represents workers who pay unemployment insurance and Federal government workers covered by the UCFE (Unemployment Coverage for Federal Employees). This leaves out employment for the military, railroad workers (who have their own retirement systems), religious organizations, elected officials, sole proprietors (who aren't required to pay into unemployment),and some private elementary school jobs, which are accounted for in IMPLAN by means of other data sources. In effect then the IMPLAN data is a larger scope than just the CEW data, but the CEW data is useful if you are interested in employment numbers by 6 digit NAICS which is more specific than IMPLAN Sectors. Hope this helps answer at least part of your question.
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    pmang8r
    Thank you for the response. I guess what I'm wondering is why does an organization purchase the QCEW package? The employees of my organization are all BLS agents, therefore much of this data is available to us. What I'm wondering is, if a secenario is run through the model does buying this package allow the researcher to see the employment impacts at a finer level of refinement (6-digit NAICS vs. 4-digit)? Or does the package give the researcher the BLS estimated employment for a given year and modify this data for various scenarios that would be run through the model. For example, in NAICS 333611(Wind Turbines (i.e. windmill) manufacturing) there were 11 people employed in 2008. If a proposed wind turbine plant were to be constructed in Cheyenne Wyoming, would the model then show what the change in employment in NAICS 333611 would be?
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    IMPLAN Support
    Hi Patrick, The only advantage to our CEW data is that we have procedures for estimating ND (non-disclosure values). This data just comes in a spreadsheet, that also provides the establishment number by region. There is no linkage between IMPLAN and the CEW data, and no clear way to use the CEW data to break down results from IMPLAN Sectors, because the included IMPLAN job numbers may include jobs from other sources like proprietors, and because the IMPLAN Sectors will include more than one 6-digit level NAICS code. Most people who purchase the CEW data use it independently from IMPLAN for other research purchases.

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