The median job proximity index of Polk County, IA was 49 in 2015.

Median Jobs Proximity Index

The jobs proximity index quantifies access to employment opportunities in a region. Values are percentile ranked and range from 0 to 100, with higher values corresponding to better access to jobs. Data is computed for U.S. counties by applying summary statistics across all census tracts present in a county and is current as of 2015.

The underlying index quantifies the accessibility of a given residential neighborhood as a function of its distance to all job locations within a census tract, with distance to larger employment centers weighted more heavily. Specifically, a gravity model is used, where the accessibility (Ai) of a given residential block-group is a summary description of the distance to all job locations, with the distance from any single job location positively weighted by the size of employment (job opportunities) at that location and inversely weighted by the labor supply (competition) to that location.

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Jobs and Job Proximity Datasets Involving Polk County, IA

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    Iowa Unemployment Insurance Recipients and Benefit Payments by County and Month

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    Iowa Unemployment Insurance Recipients and UI Benefit Payments by County (Annual)

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-03-26T19:56:01.000Z

    This dataset contains Iowa unemployment insurance benefit payments, weeks compensated, and number of benefit recipients by county. County data is based on the recipient’s place of residence.

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    Iowa Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims by County

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-06-11T22:01:01.000Z

    This dataset contains Iowa unemployment insurance initial claims by county. County data is based on the claimant’s place of residence. (2011 to date)

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    Iowa Perpetual Care Cemeteries

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-03-27T19:55:51.000Z

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    Iowa Physical and Cultural Geographic Features

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-04-30T22:03:07.000Z

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    County Budgeted Expenditures By Fiscal Year

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-03-26T15:46:14.000Z

    This dataset provides budgeted expenditures for the counties within the State of Iowa beginning with FY 2004 (fiscal year ending 6/30/2004).

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    Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Contracts

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-03-26T15:53:08.000Z

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    IPERS-Covered Wages and Contributions by Membership Group, Employer and FY

    data.iowa.gov | Last Updated 2018-03-26T15:47:25.000Z

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    Travel Time

    opengov.cityofdubuque.org | Last Updated 2016-12-07T19:56:39.000Z

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