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Availability of Quarterly Workforce Indicators (beta) for firm age and size

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The Census Bureau has released to the VirtualRDC beta releases of  Quarterly Workforce Indicator (QWI) files containing tabulations by firm size and by firm age.  The initial release was produced alongside the R2012Q1 standard tabulations, and can be found under http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/qwipu/R2012Q1/ within state directories, in the beta directory, e.g., for Alaska, files on firm age can be found at http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/qwipu/R2012Q1/ak/beta/fa. R2012Q2 tabulations will be available within the next few days. Users of the SSG compute servers have been able to access the SAS files from the R2012Q1 release at /data/clean/qwipu/state/data.R2012Q1/ in state specific directories. Firm age and size data for CA, LA, RI, and WA are not available.

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.

[UPDATE 2012-09-21] R2012Q2 have been released.