Today we would like to announce the final release of our Q3 2010 dataset. This release is identical to our “beta” update release of September 2nd, with the exception of ZIP level demographics; see below for details. This release represents a minor update in terms of methodology, but is based on important new source data.
Reminder: NAICS 2007 Conversion
We would like to remind our users that EMSI industry data and staffing patterns are now published in NAICS 2007 codes. Please see the Q2 2010 release notes for details on the NAICS 2007 conversion. Additional information is available at www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.
Updated Data Sources in This Release
- Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Q4 2009 (BLS). This dataset forms the basis for our private-sector covered employment.
- Current Employment Statistics, January-June 2010 (BLS). This dataset helps us form an estimate of 2010 job numbers, since 2010 QCEW is not yet available.
- County Business Patterns, 2008 (Census). This dataset primarily helps us fill in the gaps found in QCEW as well as distributing proprietor employment to detailed industry codes.
- Nonemployer Statistics, 2008 (Census). This dataset helps us distribute total proprietor jobs to detailed industry codes.
- State Projections. We have now incorporated more recent (in most cases 2008-18) published projections from Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.
- ZIP Demographics. Initial “beta” releases used 2009 sub-county estimates released by the Census Bureau in July. In this final release, we use corrected estimates released by the Census Bureau on September 9, 2010.
- Improved estimates for ZIP code demographics
- Railroad job estimates are now available for the independent cities in Virginia; previously EMSI did not make railroad estimates for these county-equivalents.
Note on Temporary Census Worker Employment
Our 2010 employment estimate for Federal Government (civilian) includes the average January-June effects of temporary Census worker jobs, which peaked in May. This effect is removed from projections. The 2010 federal government staffing pattern (and occupational data affected by it) does not currently account for this effect, due to lack of data on the occupational categorization of temporary Census workers.
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions or feedback about the new data, please contact Customer Solutions at (866) 999-3674 or via the online chat feature within EMSI Analyst.