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What's the Complete List of Sources Lightcast Uses in US data?
What's the Complete List of Sources Lightcast Uses in US data?
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U.S. Department of Commerce

Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • State Personal Income and Employment (SPI)

  • Local Area Personal Income and Employment (LPI)

  • National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA)

  • Annual Input-Output (I-O) Accounts

  • Benchmark Input-Output (I-O) Accounts

  • GDP by State

U.S. Census Bureau

  • American Community Survey (ACS)

  • County Business Patterns (CBP)

  • ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP)

  • Nonemployer Statistics (NES)

  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)

  • OnTheMap (OTM)

  • TIGER/Line File (with additions by DM Solutions Group)

  • Population Estimates

  • U.S. National and State Population Projections

  • Census 2000 & 2010 Summary Files

  • Census of Government β€” State and Local Government Finances by State

  • Journey-to-Work (JtW)

  • Consumer Expenditures Survey (CEX)

  • Current Population Survey (CPS)

  • Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)

  • Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES)

    • Origin-Destination (OD)

    • Resident Area Characteristics (RAC)

    • Work Area Characteristics (WAC)

U.S. Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

  • Current Employment Statistics (CES)

  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

  • National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix (10-year, current/projected)

  • Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)

  • Occupational Education and Training Projections

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

  • Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed (CIU)

Occupational Information Network

Wage and Hour Division

  • Minimum Wage Laws in the United States

U.S. Department of Education

National Center for Education Statistics

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

  • Office of Educational Research and Improvement for the CIP – SOC crosswalk, Classification of Instructional Programs Crosswalk to Standard Occupational Classification

  • Common Core of Data

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Center for Health Statistics

  • Health, United States

U.S. Postal Service

  • Address Information Systems (AIS) Products, Delivery Statistics

  • AIS Products, 5-Digit ZIP Product

  • AIS Products, City State Product

U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

  • Annual Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act Statistical Tables

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • County-to-County Distance Matrix (Skim Tree)

Private sources

  • DatabaseUSA business-level data

State Sources

  • In addition to our federal sources, we use state-level industry projections produced by all 50 states.

Job Postings

  • We scrape publicly available data from over 65,000 sources worldwide from job boards and company websites. All of these are from sources that are fully vetted by our 100 person strong team dedicated to data scraping. In 2022 alone we scraped over 348 million job posting advertisements.

Social Profiles

  • Profiles are scraped from publicly available information from the web, third-party resume databases and job boards, the recruiting industry, opt-in data from employers and applicant tracking systems, sales and marketing CRM databases, and various consumer/identity databases.

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