extract_wapr: Extract labor force participation

Description Usage Arguments Details Value

View source: R/laborforce.R

Description

BLS defines the civilian labor force participation rate as the percent of individuals age 16 and over who are either working or who are looking for work. This is not something we ask about in travel surveys generally, so it is not possible to make an apples-to-apples comparison.

Usage

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extract_wapr(db, facet_var = c("BZONE", "MPO", "COUNTY", "DOT_REGION",
  "STATE"), facet_levels = NULL, color_levels = NULL)

Arguments

db

The scenario sqlite database.

facet_var

Field to facet by: "MPO", "COUNTY", or "STATE".

facet_levels

A character vector of the variable specifiying which levels to include.

color_levels

A character vector of the industry sectors to include. Defaults to all.

Details

This function returns the number of workers in each facet region divided by the number of individuals fifteen years and older in that region. The definition of a "worker" in a travel model is different than the BLS definition in that travel models do not consider unemployed individuals who are looking for work.

We call our definition "workers to adult population ratio," or "WAPR". Again, it corresponds to the labor force participation rate but is not precisely defined.

Value

A data_frame with the participation rate in each facet region in each transport model year.


pbsag/swimr documentation built on Jan. 14, 2019, 8:58 p.m.