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    DougO
    1. A job in IMPLAN = the annual average of monthly jobs in that industry (this is the same definition used by QCEW, BLS, and BEA nationally). Thus, 1 job lasting 12 months = 2 jobs lasting 6 months each = 3 jobs lasting 4 months each. A job can be either full-time or part-time. Information on converting between IMPLAN jobs and Full time equivalents can be found at this link:http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_multicategories&view=article&id=628:628&Itemid=14. Jobs in IMPLAN also includes proprietors (self-employment). 2. Employee Compensation in IMPLAN is the total payroll cost of the employee paid by the employer. This includes, wage and salary, all benefits (eg, health, retirement, etc) and employer paid payroll taxes (e.g. employer side of social security, unemployment taxes, etc). Definitions for 1 & 2 were yanked from the website glossary (under Support>Glossary). 3. See this multiplier post: http://implan.com/V4/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=80&id=8960&Itemid=35#8967 Since you are plugging in output as the direct effect, it may be related to the greater use of local supply by Douglas County than the state as a whole. I.e, the state impact "should" be higher but you are using state averages for the direct impact, rather than the local averages for the Douglas County portion. This is precisely the sort of problem that MRIO analysis would avoid. The impact occurs locally and the linked region (in this case all NE counties except Douglas as a single region) will be calculated as additional impacts resulting from the Douglas County activity.
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