Local Employment Dynamics (LED)
This new program, a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, generates detailed information on the characteristics of local jobs and the local workforce.
Quarterly Workforce Indicators
The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) from LED provide new measures of the performance of local labor markets. These indicators are accessible through the QWI Online module of the LED website, and include:
Net Job Flows
- Average Monthly Earnings
- Average New Hire Earnings
Each indicator is available at broad and detailed industry levels, and provides demographic detail on gender and age of workers. The indicators are available for multiple levels of geography, including state, metro area, workforce region, and county.
The Industry Focus tool allows users to do customized rankings of industries in their county/region on any of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators. It can quickly answer questions such as:
- What are the top ten industries in my region in growth of hiring?
- What are the top industries in number of new hires?
- Which industries lead the way in growth in average monthly earnings?
Industry Focus also allows users to choose a specific industry of interest, and immediately see how that industry ranks among the various workforce indictors.
It also produces charts and tables of the characteristics of workers in specific industries.
OnTheMap is a dynamic web-based mapping tool showing where people live in relation to where they work with reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.
It allows users to draw their region of interest on the map, and then get a visual display of where the labor pool for that region resides, or display where the residents of the region commute to work.
Employers can use OnTheMap to get a visual picture of the concentrations of labor pool in their region and their demographic characteristics and workforce indicator statistics.
Jobseekers can use OnTheMap to produce a map of their city or county of residence and the geographic concentration of jobs within commuting distance.