Firm Age and Size in the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Data

49 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2014

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John Haltiwanger

University of Maryland - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Henry R. Hyatt

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies

Erika McEntarfer

U.S. Census Bureau

Liliana Sousa

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies

Stephen Tibbets

Census Center for Economic Studies

Date Written: March 01, 2014

Abstract

The Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Dynamics (QWI) and OnTheMap now provide detailed workforce statistics by employer age and size. These data allow a first look at the demographics of workers at small and young businesses as well as detailed analysis of how hiring, turnover, job creation/destruction vary throughout a firm’s lifespan. Both the QWI and OnTheMap are tabulated from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) linked employer-employee data. Firm age and size information was added to the LEHD data through integration of Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) microdata into the LEHD jobs frame. This paper describes how these two new firm characteristics were added to the microdata and how they are tabulated in QWI and OnTheMap.

Suggested Citation

Haltiwanger, John C. and Hyatt, Henry R. and McEntarfer, Erika and Sousa, Liliana and Tibbets, Stephen, Firm Age and Size in the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Data (March 01, 2014). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 14-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423452

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Erika McEntarfer

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Liliana Sousa

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Stephen Tibbets

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