I am running an impact analysis for Sector 38. My study area is Alabama (model year: 2010). I am running IMPLAN version 3.1.1001.12. I am using an industry change, and I know the Industry Sales. When I input Industry Sales, IMPLAN estimates Employment (and other things) for me. I have two issues. (1) Keeping everything else fixed, if I change the value of Industry Sales, the relationship between Industry Sales and Employment (estimated by IMPLAN) changes. That is, I get different values for “Industry Sales/ Employment” for changing the magnitude of Industry Sales. Can you please explain this? [Tested this for several different years including 2010] (2) Keeping everything else fixed, if I change the value of Industry Sales, employment multipliers change. That is the relationships between direct/indirect/induced/total employment effects change if I change the magnitude of Industry Sales. Is this normal? [Tested this for several different years including 2010] Thanks for your help.
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