The Census Bureau, in partnership with other federal and state agencies, produces data on employment and where employees live. MVRPC has used this data to prepare a regional profile of employment in the Miami Valley. The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program combines administrative data to provide a larger, more detailed data set on employment and workers' trips from home to work. The data derives primarily from unemployment insurance records, so it is important to note that not all jobs are counted. Examples of jobs not counted in this data set include military in uniform, self-employed workers, informally employed people, and postal employees.
This data set is compiled annually, although the latest release is for 2011. The information presented by MVRPC in these maps is based on the workplace, not the worker’s home. These maps are of all jobs, not just an employee’s primary job.
Interactive versions of these maps can be accessed at:
More data is available at OnTheMap, an online mapping and reporting application that shows where people work and where workers live. Users can create and download maps like these with different variables or years, and can find information about where workers reside, or how many people live and work in a particular area, down to the census block group, or can draw custom areas.