Hello, I have a client who has a gun club and will be buying $1 million worth of guns and ammo. I am assuming that they will buy it from a wholesaler. I used the retail sales margin. So to look at the impact I used sector 319 (I have 2012 data for King County, Washington). The output deflator is 1.023 and output per worker is $230,912. So in constant dollar the spending comes to $977,517. So if I divide this by output per worker, I get the direct job = 4.2. The Type I employment multiplier for this sector is 1.370298 and Type SAM employment multiplier is 1.808018. To get the indirect jobs, if I multiply 4.2 by .370298, I should get 1.5 indirect jobs, and if I multiply 4.2 direct jobs by the difference between SAM and Type I multiplier I should get 1.8 induced jobs. (When I previewed the final demand for this sector it was showing $977,207.69). However, the IMPLAN software gave me 4.2 direct jobs, 0.1 indirect jobs and 0.1 induced jobs for sector 319. Why is there such huge disparities in indirect and induced jobs? Thanks for your help!
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