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Labor Statistics for the United States - Annual Averages for 2000 and 2001

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Labor Statistics for the United States - Annual Averages for 2000 and 2001
Abstract:
This data set portrays labor statistics annual averages for the years 2000 and 2001, shown by county, for the United States and Puerto Rico. The data set was created by merging data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with a file showing year 2000 county boundaries. Included is the total labor force, the number of employed and unemployed, and the unemployment rate for each county. This is a revised version of the November 2004 data set.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    National Atlas of the United States, 200509, Labor Statistics for the United States - Annual Averages for 2000 and 2001: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 2000
    Ending_Date: 2001
    Currentness_Reference: Ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
      U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (FIPS 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

      U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas (FIPS 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (6103)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000278. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000278. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Labor statistics by county (described by Labr01p020.dbf)
    Employment and unemployment information for the United States and Puerto Rico, for the years 2000 and 2001, as collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Shape
    The representation of the entity in the data. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    Polygon2-dimensional element

    Area
    The size of the shape in square coverage units. In the distributed file, coverage units represent square decimal degrees. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.000
    Maximum:73.832

    Perimeter
    The perimeter of the shape in coverage units. In the distributed file, coverage units represent decimal degrees. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.010
    Maximum:87.571

    Labr01p020
    Internal feature number. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:2
    Maximum:6104

    State
    The two-character abbreviation for the name of the State or State equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce

    County
    The name of the county or county equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce

    Fips
    The 5-digit FIPS code indicating the State and county to which the statistics apply. The first two digits are the State code, and the last three digits are the county code. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce

    State_fips
    The 2-digit FIPS code of the State or State equivalent. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Codeset Source:U.S. Department of Commerce

    Lf_ZZZZ
    The total labor force in the county, for the year ZZZZ. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    -9999Separate labor statistics are not available for the county. Kalawao County, HI is merged with Maui County for analysis. No 2000 Puerto Rico data are available.

    Range of values
    Minimum:47
    Maximum:4752960

    E_ZZZZ
    The total number of employed persons in the county, for the year ZZZZ. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    -9999Separate labor statistics are not available for the county. Kalawao County, HI is merged with Maui County for analysis. No 2000 Puerto Rico data are available.

    Range of values
    Minimum:45
    Maximum:4483037

    Une_ZZZZ
    The total number of unemployed persons in the county, for the year ZZZZ. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    -9999Separate labor statistics are not available for the county. Kalawao County, HI is merged with Maui County for analysis. No 2000 Puerto Rico data are available.

    Range of values
    Minimum:2
    Maximum:269923

    R_ZZZZ
    The unemployment rate for the county, for the year ZZZZ. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    0.0Separate labor statistics are not available for the county. Kalawao County, HI is merged with Maui County for analysis. No 2000 Puerto Rico data are available.

    Range of values
    Minimum:1.3
    Maximum:26.6


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • National Atlas of the United States

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Peg Rawson
    National Atlas of the United States
    12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
    Reston, VA 20192

    703-648-4183 (voice)
    atlasmail@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    BLS2001 (source 1 of 6)
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003, 2001 Local Area Unemployment Statistics for the United States: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Electronic mail system
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-CNTY00 (source 2 of 6)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200207, 2000 County Boundaries of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    Atlas_Labor2001 (source 3 of 6)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200405, Labor Statistics for the United States - Annual Averages for 2001: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial information

    BLS2000_2001 (source 4 of 6)
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004, 2000 and 2001 Local Area Unemployment Statistics for the United States: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Electronic mail system
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    Atlas_Labor2000_2001 (source 5 of 6)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200411, Labor Statistics for the United States - Annual Averages for 2000 and 2001: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial information

    BLS2000_2001_05 (source 6 of 6)
    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2005, 2000 and 2001 Local Area Unemployment Statistics for the United States: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Electronic mail system
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: May-2004 (process 1 of 3)
    Year 2001 labor statistics were received from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as a text file. This file represents an updated version of the file used for the May 2003, National Atlas data set. The file was loaded to ArcGIS and saved as a database file. An attribute field was added and populated with the 5-digit FIPS code for each county. The 2000 county boundaries file from the National Atlas was edited to merge the independent city of Clifton Forge, VA, with the surrounding Allegheny County. Polygons representing the U.S. Virgin Islands were removed, as were all polygons that had no county designation (water areas). The edited county file was joined to the labor statistics database and the result saved as a new file. Unnecessary attribute fields were deleted and values for Kalawao County, HI were edited.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • BLS2001
    • ATLAS-CNTY00

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • Atlas_Labor2001

    Date: Nov-2004 (process 2 of 3)
    Updated year 2000 and 2001 labor statistics were received from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as MicroSoft Excel files. The 2001 file represented an updated version of the file used for the May 2004 National Atlas data set. The files were loaded to ArcGIS and saved as a single database file. An attribute field was added and populated with the 5-digit FIPS code for each county.

    The 2001 labor attributes contained in the May 2004 National Atlas file were deleted. The following county names were edited based on the GNIS database: DeBaca NM, DeKalb AL, DeKalb GA, DeKalb IL, DeKalb MO, DeKalb TN, DeSoto FL, DeSoto MS, DeWitt TX, DuPage IL, LaMoure ND, and Saint Mary's MD. The edited file was joined to the 2000 and 2001 labor statistics database and the result saved as a new file. Values for Kalawao, HI and 2000 Puerto Rico were edited.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • BLS2000_2001
    • Atlas_Labor2001

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • Atlas_Labor2000_2001

    Date: Aug-2005 (process 3 of 3)
    Updated year 2000 and 2001 labor statistics were received from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as dBASE VI files. The files were loaded to ArcView. An attribute field was added and populated with the 5-digit FIPS code for each county. The file was joined to Atlas_Labor2000_2001 and labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate values were replaced.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • BLS2000_2001_05
    • Atlas_Labor2000_2001

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    This data set includes labor statistics for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. There is no Puerto Rico data for 2000.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    The data set was checked for topological consistency using the Arc/INFO command BUILD. No other checks for logical consistency were performed on this data set.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and (or) the National Atlas of the United States of America would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    507 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192

    1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747) (voice)

    Contact_Instructions:
    In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://geography.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>.

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 07-Sep-2005
Metadata author:
Peg Rawson
National Atlas of the United States
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192

703-648-4183 (voice)
atlasmail@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)



 


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