A Dataset of Workforce Job Counts for British Local Authority Districts, 1981-2018

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Robert Calvert Jump

University of Greenwich - Business School

Date Written: December 4, 2020

Abstract

This paper presents workforce job counts for British local authority districts between the years 1981 and 2018. The estimates are produced by adjusting local authority job counts drawn from the Census of Employment, Annual Employment Survey, Annual Business Inquiry, and Business Register and Employment Survey to match regional job counts drawn from the Workforce Jobs dataset. The result is a measure of sub-regional workforce jobs which is consistent with publicly available national statistics, and can be motivated as a maximum entropy estimator. To illustrate the use of the dataset, the employment effects of European Union Objective 1 funding are examined using a synthetic control method.

Keywords: Jobs, regional employment, sub-regional employment

JEL Classification: C80, J01, R10, R11

Suggested Citation

Calvert Jump, Robert, A Dataset of Workforce Job Counts for British Local Authority Districts, 1981-2018 (December 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3742808 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3742808

Robert Calvert Jump (Contact Author)

University of Greenwich - Business School ( email )

United Kingdom

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