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Local Area Personal Income Statistics Restored by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Posted: April 18, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has restored the Local Area Personal Income data sets that had previously been eliminated as a result of the 2013 sequester and funding cuts. The BEA announced the restoration of the data on its blog and credited "improved production efficiency" for the revival of these statistics.

According to the blog post, "in early May, BEA will release for 2001-2012 (1) local area employment statistics; (2) local area industry detail for compensation and earnings for 108 industries; (3) detail on farm income and expenses; (4) and partially restored detail on personal current transfer receipts."

The importance of these data sets are outlined in an article that appeared in Choices Magazine last September. The article, co-authored by Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz, is available here.