EARN 101: Data resources and tools for analysis

EARN 101:

Data resources and tools for analysis


Jessica Schieder

Economic Policy Institute/ Economic Analysis and Research Network
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Overview of resources

  • EARN website “Member Resources” sections
  • Jobs Day releases


  • How does State Jobs Day look at EPI?
  • Accessing data by state within the workbook
  • Sample Jobs Reports


  • Accessing the workbooks and log-in process
  • EARN member pages
  • Sample SWXX reports

Additional EARN resources

  • Periodic calls and webinars with EPI’s experts
  • SWXX microdata
  • EARN technical support

State Jobs Day at EPI

  • State unemployment and jobs data is released
  • State and local government jobs data is released
  • State population numbers released
  • Updating rankings, RecessionWatch, and maps
  • JobsWatch email sent out to list

Accessing data by state within the workbook

  • Tabs are organized as follows:
    • Headline
      • Jobs deficit
      • State and Local jobs deficit
      • Rankings
      • Recent Trends
      • Unemployment Rate
      • Job Numbers
      • Labor force
      • Industry Trends
    • LF
      • Unemployment rate, and labor force level
    • Jobs
      • Total nonfarm
      • Construction; manufacturing; trade, transportation, and utilities; financial; professional business services; education and health; leisure and hospitality; government (total, state, local, and combined state and local)
    • Monthly Population
    • Reference Sheet

Best practices: State Jobs Day

State of Working XX (SWXX)

Data Workbooks:

  • Jobs
    • Total nonfarm employment
    • Employment by industry
  • Labor Force
    • Unemployment
    • Labor force participation
    • Part-time employment for economic reasons
    • Employment-to-population ratio
  • Wages
    • Wages by decile
    • Wages by gender
    • Wages by race and ethnicity
  • Immigration
    • Foreign-born share of work force
    • Count of prime-age working people by immigration status
  • Miscellaneous
    • Median family income
    • Median household income
    • Poverty rates
    • Health insurance coverage

 Best practices: State of Working X

Additional EARN resources

Thank you!

Economic Policy Institute: epi.org