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2014 LED Partnership Workshop

US Census Bureau and the LED Partnership Steering Committee

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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2014 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop
September 9-10, 2014

The LED Partnership is a collaborative partnership between state data agencies and the Census Bureau to leverage existing data in the development of new sources of economic and demographic information for policy makers and data users. The workshop provides professional development and networking for Labor Market Information directors, data analysts and data providers at state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other data users.

The theme for this year’s workshop is Open for Business – LED and Economic Development. September 9 will feature plenary sessions and will be held at the US Department of Commerce at 1401 Constitution Ave NW in Washington, DC. September 10 will feature breakout sessions and training opportunities and will be held at the US Census Bureau, located at 4600 Silver Hill Road in Suitland, MD. We will be highlighting the work of our state LMI partners and other state and local data users through plenary and breakout sessions.

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside for those traveling from outside the Washington DC area. If you would like information on booking a room, you may request it during the registration process.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please call Melodee Mabbitt at (734) 769-2900, or email mmabbitt@skilledwork.org.  

Agenda

Tuesday, September 9 (at Department of Commerce) Time

 

Plenary

9:00 am

Welcome/Opening remarks

9:15 am

Speaker TBA

9:30 am

Speaker: Jay Rowell, Illinois Labor Commissioner /Director

10:00 am

Break

10:15 am

LED & Economic Development – Applications

Wage Deserts: An Exploration of Working Poverty in Philadelphia, PA Using Census LEHD Data, Laura-Wolf Powers,Shiva Kooragayala, Katie Nelson and Josh Warner, Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

Interactive Exploration of LEHD, A Case Study in Knowledge Discovery, Saman Amirpour Amraii, CREATE Lab, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Examining Employment Data with OnTheMap and GIS: A Comparison of the Baltimore Washington Corridor and the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor, Hillary Huffer, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Using LEHD Data to Analyze Economic Development Districts, James Palma, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development

11:45 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm

Award Presentations and Announcements

1:45 pm

Speaker: John Abowd, “Where have all the (good) jobs gone?”

2:15 pm

LED & Economic Development - Defining Regions

Redefining Nebraska’s Economic Regions, Jodie Meyer, Nebraska Department of Labor

Dynamic Mapping of Job and Labor Access for the New York Metropolitan Region, Christopher H. Jones, Regional Plan Association

The South Florida Residence-Job Linkage (SFRJL), Yongqiang Wu & Shi-Chiang Li, Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Florida Department of Transportation

3:15 pm

Poster Session/Break

3:45 pm

LED Enhancements & Research

LEHD Program Staff present on recent enhancements and new research results

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks/Announcements

Wednesday, September 10 (at Census Bureau)

Time

 

9:00 am

State Partner Business Meeting

All representatives of LED Partner states are encouraged to attend

10:00 am

(sessions will run again in the next block)

Presentation & Roundtable – Real Time LMI and New Hires Data

Conversation Starter: Understanding the relationships between online job postings and new hires and education levels in Arizona, Benjamin Faanunu and Aruna Murthy, Arizona Department of Administration

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

Presentation & Roundtable – LED and STEM

Conversation Starter: LED and STEM, Robert Uhlenkott, Idaho Department of Labor

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

Presentation & Roundtable – Using LED in Regional Economic Development/ Assessment

Conversation Starter: Defining High Performing Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Jerry Lonergan, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

11:00 am

Break

11:15 am

Presentation & Roundtable – Real Time LMI and New Hires Data

Conversation Starter: Understanding the relationships between online job postings and new hires and education levels in Arizona, Benjamin Faanunu and Aruna Murthy, Arizona Department of Administration

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

Presentation & Roundtable – LED and STEM

Conversation Starter: LED and STEM, Robert Uhlenkott, Idaho Department of Labor

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

Presentation & Roundtable – Using LED in Regional Economic Development/ Assessment

Conversation Starter: Defining High Performing Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Jerry Lonergan, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

Discussant & Facilitator: TBD

12:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Training – see descriptions below (all sessions held simultaneously)

Training Descriptions

Three training sessions are being offered following the workshop. Training sessions offer scenario-based exercises giving attendees hands-on experience.

QWI Explorer and LED Extraction Tool

This training will cover QWI Explorer and the LED Extraction Tool. QWI Explorer is a new, web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to the full depth and breadth of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) dataset. Through bar charts and interactive tables (line charts and thematic maps are in development), users can compare, rank and aggregate QWIs across time, geography, and/or firm and worker characteristics on the fly. The LED Extraction tool features access to the complete set of raw data tables from the QWI data product – specifically benefitting advanced LED data users by providing access to all 32 QWIs, the ability to query specific rows and geographic/industry clusters, and an improved QWI data schema for simpler data linkages.

OnTheMap/LODES for Advanced Users & OnTheMap for Emergency Management

LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) are the job data that are delivered in the OnTheMap application. LODES is a partially synthetic dataset that describes geographic patterns of jobs by their employment locations and residential locations as well as the connections between the two locations. This workshop will address the broad challenges of data quality and the impact of generating reliable information for decision makers. Discussion will cover the background of the creation of OnTheMap data and extraction of data items from the LED infrastructure through the production of synthetic data files and release to web. In addition, learn the explanation of the organization of the OnTheMap database – OD, RAC, and WAC files along with how labor segments differ from characteristics.

The new OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version 4 is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population. Users can easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.  Version 4 offers users an improved tool with newly added social, economic, and housing data from the American Community Survey (ACS), greater reporting flexibility to better analyze communities affected by disaster events, and a variety of user interface enhancements.

LED in Action

This training will present new and innovative applications developed by, with, and for partners using LED data.  In bringing the data to life, it will share best practices and identify data and tools needed to supplement LODES or QWI to make these analyses possible.  The trainers will also facilitate a discussion on implementation roadblocks.

Have questions about 2014 LED Partnership Workshop? Contact US Census Bureau and the LED Partnership Steering Committee

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US Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20230

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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