The Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Program is a partnership between the Census Bureau and the participating states. LED produces Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) for each partner state, as well as each partner state’s metropolitan areas, combined nonmetropolitan areas, counties, and Workforce Investment Board areas.
Listed in these reports are figures and data tables that show selected QWI statistics on older workers. Enhanced unemployment insurance (UI) wage records and the QCEW are the basic data sources for the QWI. These are administrative data provided to the Census Bureau by partner states. The QWI’s coverage, timing of data collection, and concept definitions differ from those in worker-based surveys, such as the decennial and economic censuses, the American Community Survey, and the Current Population Survey. Also, QWI data are not exactly comparable with Bureau of Labor Statistics information, due to timing differences.