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Local Employment Dynamics (LED)

Important Notice The New York State LED estimates are developed by the U.S. Census Bureau using inputs in part from the New York State Department of Labor. Data anomalies may appear in some areas due to statistical issues. Should you have any questions, please contact: [email protected].

What is LED?

Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary partnership formed between the U.S. Census Bureau and the states to produce an innovative economic data series, the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWIs).  The data series is unique as it combines information from several different types of federal and state administrative data on employers and employees with core Census Bureau censuses and surveys, while protecting the confidentiality of people and firms that provide the data. This rich compilation of data provides an in-depth picture of local employment conditions unavailable elsewhere. This is the best data source for describing the churning that goes on in the local labor market. The LED data can be accessed through several online tools which are described below.

Data Tools

Quarterly Workforce Indicator (QWI) Explorer (BETA)
Analyze labor force indicators using a flexible table and chart interface that creates interactive visualizations.

LED Extraction Tool
Access and download a selection of the entire set of 30 QWIs, including measures of employment, turnover, hiring, job creation, job destruction and average monthly earnings by specific geography and industry with this easy to use query tool.

Create detailed maps showing where workers are employed and where they live with companion reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.

For more information please visit our FAQs. To report data anomalies or for more information concerning the New York State LED program, please contact: [email protected]

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