We are running a multi-industry contribution analysis. In the past we have often used the most recent CEW data in our events. This time, however, we purchased the fully disclosed ES202 data for 2014 as it was available and thought that might be easier (since we are estimating for many geographies). An alternative approach would be simply to use the model study area data for each industry. There are a lot of differences between the model study area data and the fully disclosed ES202 data. I would expect the model data to be higher than the ES202 data since the model includes self-employed, but this is rarely the case. The ES202 value is often higher than the study area data. Can you suggest why there might be differences between these data? Also, please advise which would be the better approach (using model study area data or ES202)? Finally, can you please check sector 176 employment and payroll in the ES202 file for Ventura County CA as this value exceeds the entire state employment and payroll values. Thanks so much!
Please sign in to leave a comment.