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State Level Labor Force
Percent of election won by union
Definition: Percent of elections won by unions over the past five years.
Units:percent
Example:15%
Total union elections
Definition: Total union elections conducted over the past five years.
Units:integer
Example:7
Workers Compensation Avg Cost (Manufacturing)
Definition: Workers comp rate for manufacturing personnel. This is the initial rate and is likely to change based on experience rating.
Units:$/$100 payroll
Example:1.75
Workers Compensation Avg. Cost (Office)
Definition: Workers comp rate for office workers. This is an initial rate and is likely to change based on experience.
Units:$/$100 payroll
Example:0.19
Unemployment Insurance Rate for new employees
Definition: Unemployment insurance rate for new workers. This is an initial rate and is likely to change with experience.
Units:percent
Example:3%
Unemployment Insurance Rate for existing employees
Definition: Unemployment rate for existing workers.
Units:percent
Example:1%
Unemployment Insurance Taxable Base
Definition: Taxable base for calculating unemployment insurance.
Units:$
Example:$8,000
Right to work state
Definition: Workers are not required to join a union which is the bargaining unit for the facility.
Units:y/n
Example:n
Employment at will state
Definition:
Units:y/n
Example:n

County Level Labor Force
Unemployment Rate
Definition: Unemployment rate
Units:percent
Example:4.20%
Labor Participation Rate
Definition: Percent of workforce working or looking for work
Units:percent
Example:92%
Average Annual Wage
Definition: Average Annual Wage from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Example:$25,000
Labor Cost Index
Definition: Ratio of county average annual wage to the national average.
Units:decimal
Example:1.03
Percent Construction
Definition: Percent of workforce in construction industry
Units:percent
Example:15%
Percent Total Manufacturing
Definition: Percent of workforce in manufacturing positions
Units:percent
Example:22%
Percent Transportation
Definition: Percent of workforce in transportation industry
Units:percent
Example:10%
Percent Communication & Public Utilities
Definition: Percent of workforce in communication and public utility industry
Units:percent
Example:15%
Percent Wholesale Trade
Definition: Percent of workforce in wholesale business
Units:percent
Example:5%
Percent Retail Trade
Definition: Percent of workforce in retail industry
Units:percent
Example:15%
Percent Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Definition: Percent of workforce in insurance or real estate
Units:percent
Example:7%
Percent Total Services
Definition: Percent of workforce in service industry
Units:percent
Example:26%
Percent Public Administration
Definition: Percent of workforce in public administration
Units:percent
Example:5%

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