In looking at the 2013 US IMPLAN model (as well as the state models) it shows a significant swing in employment and output in IMPLAN Sector 456 (fka 376) Scientific R&D. In this one year change, U.S. employment goes up by over 1 million workers (from 967,198 in 2012 to 2,071,600). QCEW employment decreases by a little over 2,000 jobs (to 632,350 in 2013). Output has a similarly very large increase growing from $192 billion in the 2012 model to $460 billion in the 2013 model. Yet, total sales/revenue from the 2012 Economic Census for this sector was $133 billion. Is this an error in the 2013 model(s) or is there another explanation? I understand the full employment/full economy context and that QCEW doesn't include sole proprietors, consultants, etc. But this increase seems way too large. Thanks. Marty
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