Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (ICPSR 36543)

Alternate Title:   LEHD

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Center for Economic Studies


The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is part of the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. The LEHD program produces new public-use information combining federal, state and Census Bureau data on employers and employees under the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. The LED Partnership works to provide economic indicators needed by state and local authorities.

LEHD provides access to the LED Extraction Tool which allows user to custom query data by firm characteristics. For research related to the arts, users can custom query the subset of data for firms considered part of the "Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation" industry.

The LEHD mission is to provide new dynamic information on workers, employers, and jobs with state-of-the-art confidentiality protections and no additional data collection burden. See this one-page document on LED for more information.

Access Notes

Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    business conditions, economic activity, economic indicators, economics, employment, entertainment industry, labor force, unemployment, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands of the United States

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Data products provided by LEHD include: Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) Job-to-Job Flows (J2J) (Beta) For more information visit the LEHD Data page.

For questions, contact staff at CES.Local.Employment.Dynamics@census.gov.

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