Hello, I am trying to combine two separate scenarios for reporting, but want to make sure I am adding appropriately. I have employees who live in the study area (a city) and those who commute in. I ran a Labor Income Change activity with they payroll and fringe amount of the resident employees entered as the value. I actually inflated this entered value by 32% to compensate for IMPLAN's underlying assumption of a 32% commuter rate for my area (as recommended on another pots). The results are all induced effects, and I added back in my direct factor change (minus the 32% commuter adjustment) to both the direct effect and total effect in the labor income and output columns. I also added my initial employment to the direct and total effect. I next ran a Industry Change activity for my commuter employee spend using a yearly local spending profile for commuters to the city. When I run this model, I get direct, indirect and induced impacts, and a LLP Import number. I believe I add the LPP import number to the direct and total effect in the output column for reporting (?). Since these are all purchases by employees, shouldn't all the direct, indirect and induced effects be totaled as commuter induced effect to be added with the Labor Income Change model induced effects? I need to report these the scenarios combined. What about my initial investment value for commuting employees (employment and spending). Can these be added back in? If have 50 million (spent by 7,000 commuting employees) input into the industry change, after margins and LPP's are applied in the model, my direct output effect is only 18 million (plus 1 million in LPP Imports), with 8 million in direct labor income and 500 direct employees. If make all the direct, indirect and induced effects sum into my induced effect row for combining with the Labor Income Change event (previous question), do I add back in my 50 million spent in the city by the 7000 employees to the direct and total output and employment columns? I need to have my total spent by employees, and total number of employees make sense to the public, but I don't want to inappropriately add in data/double count spending. Thank you. Melissa
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