Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 127. Employment Data for Planning: A Resource Guide

The objective of this research is to develop a resource guide for selecting and using employment data which will explain to practitioners the various types of employment and employer data that exist and can be used for transportation travel demand modeling purposes. The resource guide should explain the major differences among employment, jobs, labor force, and workers. Note, however, that this research is not a critical evaluation of vendor data. This research further develops both the Census Bureau’s own research on the interactions between the worker estimates of American Community Survey and Current Population Survey and the information available in NCHRP 08-36, Task 98: Improving Employment Data for Transportation Planning report that looked at the publicly available sources - Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and two databases produced from the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employment Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program – the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) and OnTheMap (OTM). The final report has been released and is available through the following link:


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99975
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task 127

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Goldstein, Lawrence

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Enarson-Hering, Evan

  • Start Date: 20150618
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160617
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160617
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40784

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598840
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task 127
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 4 2016 1:00AM