Hi, I was just updated to the 2012 Q2 data. I am using a handful of sectors, and I noticed that results changed dramatically for sector 429. I ran a model with $247,000 ($2014) in sector 429, and I got 14.2 jobs and $104,881 in labor income. That comes to an average of $7386 in LI per job, which doesn't seem right. I went in to the study area data (my study area is a handful of counties in Utah: ), and I found that between the 2012 Q1 and the 2012 Q2 data, total jobs in this study area in sector 429 increased from 50.9 to 320.5, while employee compensation remained constant. My first question is: is sector 429 an appropriate sector to model federal spending (simply speaking). And my second is: why did the jobs estimate for this local area swing so much? And can the Q2 estimate be accurate? The LI per jobs seems unreasonable. I put together a spreadsheet with differences between Q1 and Q2 for a handful of sectors that I am using (attached). Thanks for your help! Cathy
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