Monday, May 22, 2017

Who Works for Big (and Small) Business?

Local Employment Dynamics Provide Insight into Firm-Size Demographics

By Lecia Parks Langston, Senior Economist

“Running businesses of all sizes and stages, I've seen the challenges companies face in trying to identify, attract, and retain talent.” --Brian Lee

Economists at the Utah Department of Workforce Services have often used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program to analyze Utah’s labor market and economy. In this blog post, we use LED information to analyze the demographics of firm size employment. Keep in mind that firm size is only tracked for private firms.

Click through the gray story points in the visualization below to explore employment and demographic data by firm size. Bullets in each page outline trends and patterns for each chart. Use the interactive dropdown menus to discover information for individual counties and industries.

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