Suppression refers to the practice of not disclosing (“suppressing”) data points that can be traced back to a particular person or business in a particular location. Government entities suppress data points in data sets whenever disclosing the data point in question would expose a business or individual.
Because Lightcast’s mission is to drive economic prosperity in our clients’ communities, we provide the most accurate labor market data possible. Accurate LMI allows our clients to make informed decisions for the good of their communities. For this reason, we apply sophisticated unsuppression techniques to government LMI data, providing educated and bounded estimates for suppressed data points.
To read more on government suppression and the extent to which suppression can impact data, see our blog post.