Offshore Oil and Gas Activity
How does IMPLAN account for offshore oil and gas activity, especially in the areas of oil and gas extraction and drilling oil and gas wells? If this activity is indeed accounted for and we are working within a statewide framework, how is the activity allocated (i.e. the nearest onshore state, the state where the business owner is located, etc.)?
We base our data on the Employment Security QCEW data - the oil rig workers should be covered by employment security laws but I don't know if location is based on home port or corporate office. I suggest you contact the employment security office in the state you are interested in. It may vary. Interesting question - are they exempt from state income tax? Do they only show up in National data? On second thought they could be treated like any other overseas worker in Japan or Europe.
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