The most recent QWIPU data for all participating LED states are available for download from our download server. The release R2012Q4 covers data through 2012:1, for 46 states and the District of Columbia. The following states were missing in previous releases, and are now included again: Louisiana (LA), New Jersey (NJ), Rhode Island (RI). Missing are Colorado (CO) and North Carolina (NC) due to temporary data quality issues, and Massachusetts (MA), which has not yet provided data to the Census Bureau. In general, each state’s version.txt file points to the last updated quarter. Each data file contains the complete historical time series for each state, up through the latest quarter. Data can be downloaded (without registration) immediately at http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/qwipu/R2012Q4/. The SAS versions of the data on the Social Science Gateway will soon be updated, a separate post will announce their availability. Information on the variable coding is available in the QWI “cheatsheet”.
The release also contains updates to the beta release of Quarterly Workforce Indicator (QWI) files containing augmented tabulations by firm size and by firm age. Data are available within each state’s BETA directory, with the exception of California (CA). For more details on this release, please consult our earlier release notice. These files are released to garner feedback from users, and certain caveats apply. Beta releases are nearly feature complete, but may not have been created using the final methodology or quality metrics. Please provide the LEHD program and/or us with any feedback you may have on these files.