Resident workers defines people by occupation who live in a particular region as opposed to where people work. For instance, though ZIP code 85042 might have 50 software developers working in the region, there might only be 25 software developers who live there. This data is helpful in demonstrating workforce availability and helping companies locate the talent they need.
Source: This data comes from the Census LODES data and is most commonly used in On The Map. From the LODES dataset, Emsi uses the Origin and Destination (OD) data, Regional Area Characteristics (RAC), and Workforce Area Characteristics (WAC) data which we applies to our occupation jobs figures.