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Local Employment Dynamics (LED)

Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary partnership between New Hampshire Employment Security and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop new information about local labor market conditions at low cost, with no added respondent burden, and with the same confidentiality protections afforded census and survey data.


Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) from LED provide new measures of the performance of local labor markets. These indicators are accessible through the QWI Online module of the LED website, and include:

  • Total Employment
  • Net Job Flows
  • Job Creation
  • New Hires
  • Separations
  • Turnover
  • Average Monthly Earnings
  • Average New Hire Earnings

Each indicator is available at broad and detailed industry levels, and provides demographic detail on gender and age of workers. The indicators are available for multiple levels of geography, including state, metro area, workforce region, and county.


Industry Focus
The Industry Focus tool allows users to do customized rankings of industries in their county/region on any of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators. It can quickly answer questions such as:

  • What are the top ten industries in my region in growth of hiring?
  • What are the top industries in number of new hires?
  • Which industries lead the way in growth in average monthly earnings?

Industry Focus also allows users to choose a specific industry of interest, and immediately see how that industry ranks among the various workforce indictors. It also produces charts and tables of the characteristics of workers in specific industries.

Industry Focus Information Sheet pdf file


OnTheMap is a dynamic web-based mapping tool showing where people live in relation to where they work with reports on age, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.

It allows users to draw their region of interest on the map, and then get a visual display of where the labor pool for that region resides, or display where the residents of the region commute to work.

Employers can use OnTheMap to get a visual picture of the concentrations of labor pool in their region and their demographic characteristics and workforce indicator statistics.

Jobseekers can use OnTheMap to produce a map of their city or county of residence and the geographic concentration of jobs within commuting distance.

OnTheMap Information Sheet pdf file

OnTheMap Analysis


For help in using the LED tools, stand-alone e-learning modules have been developed by the Census Bureau to tell and illustrate use of the LED Web site, QWI Online, Industry Focus and OnTheMap. Each module is about 10 minutes long and features voice-over and animation to display the features of a particular analytic tool, using a relevant scenario.

For more information, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Local Employment Dynamics site


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