Local Employment Dynamics (LED)
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a partnership between states and the U.S. Census Bureau. Through this partnership, information on workers, employers, and jobs are obtained by combining the various federal, state and Census Bureau data. Statistics produced include employment, earnings, and job flows at detailed levels of geography and industry. Data may be analyzed by age, sex, race (5 major race groups), Hispanic origin and education. Time-series data is available.
Quarterly workforce data may be obtained for states, counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Workforce Investment Board (WIB) areas. The mapping tool contains data from the state level and down to the census block level.
Unemployment Insurance earnings data from each state is the core of this LED data. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), additional administrative data and data from censuses and surveys are then added to produce the final LED dataset.