County Income Multipliers Higher than State
Hi Susan! Thank you for your post. It is not uncommon for the Labor Income per Worker values to be higher at the County than at the state. As the County may specialize in this particular industry, driving up the per worker value as the state is an aggregate of all per worker values from all counties. Or event higher living costs or firms that have higher values of production or need more skilled workers in one region might also contribute depending upon the industry. You can view the Labor Income per worker values in the software (Explore > Study Area Data > Industry Summary). For your particular situation we recommend using MRIO (Multi Regional Input Output). This allows you to demonstrate how an impact in your Study Area disperses into other regions and allows you to see how these effects in surrounding area create additional local effects.
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