Hello, I purchased 2012 IMPLAN data for Pitkin County, Colorado. The industry detail for construction shows the following employment in Pitkin County construction sectors: Construction of new nonresidential commercial and health care structures 142.01 Construction of new nonresidential manufacturing structures 38.96 Construction of other new nonresidential structures 306.00 Construction of new residential permanent site single- and multi-family structures 66.60 Construction of other new residential structures 100.31 Maintenance and repair construction of nonresidential structures 171.91 Maintenance and repair construction of residential structures 3.76 The above data suggests there are 829.56 construction employees in Pitkin County, of which 170.68 employees are involved in residential construction. However, building permit records indicate that most of the construction which occurred in the county in 2012 (and indeed in most/all recent years) was residential, on a valuation basis. Curious if there's an explanation, or if the IMPLAN employment data should be "taken with a grain of salt"? Additionally, Pitkin County is in an unusual situation where many construction firms are based in other counties, but perform much of their work at jobsites in Pitkin County. Would workers for those firms be assigned to Pitkin County on a pro-rated (share of workload) basis, or assigned solely to the county where the firm is based? Thanks.
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