This layer displays the net commuting flow for counties and census tracts from the 2020 LEHD Location-Origin Dataset. Other commuting data layers are also available in the same data release including out commuters, in commuters, and workplace area characteristics. These other layers can be found by searching for LEHD.
This layer displays the mean distance travelled by commuters, based on the centroids of the census blocks in which the reside and work. The mean was calculated excluding those records where the distance travelled was over 125 miles one-way. Additional data layers are available which show the proportion of commuters with a short (< 5 miles), moderate (5 – 25 miles), long (25 – 75 miles), or very long (75 – 125 miles) commute.
LEHD Commuting Data
This layer displays the net commuting flow for counties and census tracts. Other commuting data layers are also available in the same data release including out commuters, in commuters, and workplace area characteristics. These other layers can be found by searching for LEHD.
Gross Employment Density
Layers display information about total employment density (jobs per acre) at the census block group level. For additional map layers displaying employment density by industry, browse the Map Room data and navigate to Economic>Labor Market>Employment>Jobs by Industry.
This layer displays information about employment accessibility by estimating the number of jobs within 45 minutes (drive time) from each census block group.
Self Employment, 2014
This layer displays information about proprietor employment (or self employment) and income by county. Average measures of income are calculated as the total proprietor income of an area divided by the estimated number of proprietors within the area. Percentages are calculated by dividing the estimated proprietor employment by the total employment in an area. Information used in this map layer is acquired from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Economic Accounts: Economic Profile (CA30).
Labor Force Participation Rate by County, 2011-15
Layer displays the labor force participation rate based on data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is in the labor force. This metric is different from employment rates, which report the percentage of the labor force that is employed. A person who is in the labor force is either actively employed or actively seeking work. Those who are not in the labor force include persons who are going to school or who are retired, persons with family responsibilities keeping them from employment, and discouraged workers.
This layer displays commuting connections between US Census Tracts. Each line represents a minimum of 20 commuters between any two tracts. Direction is not displayed, with the exception of commuters who live outside of the state of Missouri and commute into the state. Data was aggregated from the census block level using the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) dataset (2017). Some tracts have two connections (with each tract acting as an origin and destination for at least 20 commuters), and the lines are overlayed, others have only one connection and there is a single line connecting them, however this detail is not possible to discern with this dataset. Limitations of this dataset include the lack of directionality, and the overall abundance of commuters between any two tracts. Thus, this dataset should be used for visual analysis only.
Missouri Labor Supply and Demand
These layers display the gap in the percent of advertised jobs posted for an industry and the percent of jobseekers applying for positions in that industry. This analysis takes job seeker information from people who registered
with jobs.mo.gov in 2016, and compares it to employer job ads during the same time period. The analysis was done by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), CARES digitized the regions used in the report and used the data tables to create the map layers. The original MERIC report can be found at https://meric.mo.gov/media/pdf/missouri-labor-supply-and-demand-analysis
Missouri Job Centers
American Job Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Customers can visit a center in person or connect to the center’s information online or through kiosk remote access.