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Employment Data/ Neighborhood Characteristics
May 23, 2013 Sarah L23
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Employment/Education and Neighborhood Characteristics are great ways for understanding/assessing community health. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource for employment data, and PRIZM is a great data source for understanding community characteristics (the open, equivalent to ESRI's tapestry segments) - please see links below. (Historically this data is used for market analysis, but it is just as useful for planners to truly understand people and place at a high level).

More Info:
PRIZM Claritas by Nielson
ESRI Tapestry Sepmentation
Surveying and Mapping Technicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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