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    Your opinion on multi-year analysis study area

    We're conducting 12 year historical analysis on a 15 state study area. For simplicity and consistency, we've used the 15 state study area for each of the 12 years. But we're starting to question th...

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    rpulkrabek commented,

    Region doesn't seem to matter much. I typically do it at state level(MN, Miss, etc), but sometimes combinations of states. I don't have any area lower than state with my package. I'm using 2011 dat...

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    Sector 31 employment multipliers

    I notice that my employment multipliers for sector 31 (electric generation, transmission, and distribution) are huge - 3 to 4. In most other analysis I see 1.3 to sometimes over 2. Why would this s...

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    Production Function terms and exporting

    Hello, I wanted to make sure I'm understanding the "Edit Industry Production Function" screen. Specifically, what does the Total Absorption Value refer to? I'd thought it was the commodity % spent ...

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    rpulkrabek commented,

    Your help desk is very helpful as always. I'm currently reporting jobs as you suggest. Just had been hoping to aggregate. I see a fair number of other studies that do aggregate, though I think it...

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    rpulkrabek commented,

    Yeah, I've read all the postings on how to convert. My question is [b]why[/b] is it not recommended to add jobs over multi-year projects, but it is fine to sum wages, output, etc? And is it just no...

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    Jobs vs FTE

    I've been reporting my results as IMPLAN jobs (not converting to FTEs). It seems more straightforward and meaningful (its still a full year's job, even if less than 2080 hours). I notice a majority...

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    Benchmark I-O tables

    Hello, I've been reading through your good knowledge base descriptions of IMPLAN's data sources, and how you combine them to make useful data. It sounds like the base production functions derive fr...

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    rpulkrabek commented,

    I've re-read your responses many times, as well as many other forum comments on this topic. I really appreciate the time you take to help. I'm comfortable with the results produced (attached, gree...

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    rpulkrabek commented,

    My first question was, though it probably wasn't clear, would it be reasonable to adjust the employment number in the activity, but keep the industry amount. For example, enter $250 million as indu...