Hi! I'm analyzing an industry change in #20, oil and gas extraction. I've customized the study area data for this industry for my study area (Lincoln, Sublette, and Sweetwater Counties in WY). I'm using the 2011 IMPLAN model. I customized the study area data for #20 to reflect 4,500 jobs, $3,022,222 in TIO per job,and $128,506 in labor income per job. I set the GDP and output deflators to 1.00. Then I analyzed a scenario involving a #20 industry change of $104,423,000. Results show 32.8 direct jobs, as opposed to the 34.5 direct jobs as I intended, based on the per-job levels specified above. (Direct labor income per job is correct, at ~$128,500.) In other words, direct jobs are ~5% less than intended and expected. This difference suggests to me something to do with the inflators, but I'm not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions?
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