I'm looking at 2017 data for the Total US. IMPLAN employment in Extraction of natural gas and crude petroleum is 560,000 and QCEW data is 142,000. QCEW has also 170,000 in oil and gas pipeline construction. Would that have been added to the IMPLAN extraction jobs? Or would those construction jobs be in the IMPLAN power construction category? What else is accounting for the 400,000+ difference?
I'm trying to calculate the size of the fossil fuel workforce, and I'm getting wildly different numbers between QCEW and IMPLAN
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