Hi. I'm calculating impacts in a specific manufacturing industry, where the labor productivity in IMPLAN is about $800,000 per worker. I've also collected data from three separate manufacturers, and they're reporting labor productivities around $250,000 per worker. I believe they're including wholesale and distribution margins, and when I average these in (using trade and transport margins, and appropriate labor productivities in those industries), the IMPLAN figure drops to something like $580,000 per worker. I have some job titles from the companies, and what I think is probably happening is that they're including a good amount of sales and account managers in their employment totals. My question is a little vague at this point, but do you have any advice on how to best reconcile the company-provided data? Should I include a separate impact in some sort of sales industry, or just adjust the direct employment (and perhaps compensation) to reflect the data the companies gave me? Thanks Dan
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