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Using E-Tools to Investigate Industry Concentration Ratios


This presentation will show you how to use BLS’s Location Quotient Calculator to compare a given locality’s concentration of industry employment against that industry’s share of employment in the nation, state, or metropolitan area.  This quotient is sometimes used by economic developers to compare industries across areas.  In addition to the Quotient, this tool also provides employment counts and the percentage distribution of employment within an area.  The tool allows you to simultaneously compare three geographic areas, down to the county level.

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File Using E-Tools to Investigate Industry Concentration Ratios Facilitator Notes

Webinar presenter, Frank Gallo's notes

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