Hi, we are estimating the impact of payroll in all 50 states and Washington, DC using a labor income change and 2016 IMPLAN data. To verify and compare results, we look at impacts per $1MM of payroll in each state, in 2017 dollars. Most states have induced impacts of between 4-7 jobs and $150k-$300k of output per $1MM of labor income. Washington, DC's state model, however, shows only 1.4 jobs and $93k in output supported per $1MM of labor income.
Is this due to in-commuting and/or the small and un-diverse economy of DC? Do you have a recommended model for better estimating the impacts of payroll to employees in DC?
Thank you for the help!
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