Mecklenburg County Linked Database. Appendix II. Third Quarter 1998 Earnings Data for Selected Cohorts

05/01/1999

The first analysis in this report shows the percentage of selected Work First exit cohorts who are working as of the third quarter of 1998 (our most recent quarter of data).  It also shows median employment earnings for these cohorts.  The second analysis shows the percentage of each cohort who worked a given number of quarters after exit.  This information tells us about consistency of employment after exiting Work First.  About half of each cohort worked fairly consistently, working in all or almost all quarters after exit.

  • Sixty percent of customers in all of the selected cohorts had reported earnings in QTR398.
  • For all customers in the selected cohorts with ESC reported earnings in QTR398, median earnings were around $2,800.

 

Table 1
Exit Cohort Median QTR398 Earnings
Jan-96 $2,706 
Jul-96 $2,945 
Jan-97 $2,709 
Jul-97 $3,003 
Jan-98 $2,695 
   
Data Source: Mecklenburg County Longitudinal Data - Employment Security Commission and EIS extracts
* Match rates between ESC and EIS data were between 91 and 93 percent.
Table 2
No. QTRs Jan. 1996 Exit Cohort  
0 7% 7% of the cohort had no reported earnings. 
1 3% 3% had reported earnings in one quarter. 
2 5% 5% had reported earnings in two quarters. 
3 5% 5% had reported earnings in three quarters. 
4 4% ETC.
5 5%  
6 4%  
7 6%  
8 6%  
9 8%  
10 14% Almost half (47%) had reported earnings in 10 of 11
11 33% or 11 of 11 quarters.
 
Table 3
No. QTRs July 1996 Exit Cohort  
0 14% 14% of the cohort had no reported earnings
1 6% 6% had reported earnings in one quarter. 
2 5% 5% had reported earnings in two quarters. 
3 3% 3% had reported earnings in three quarters. 
4 3% ETC.
5 6%  
6 9%  
7 9%  
8 12% Just under half (45%) had reported earnings in 8 of 9 or all 9 quarters
9 33%  
 
Table 4
No. QTRs Jan. 1997 Exit Cohort  
0 10% 10% of the cohort had no reported earnings
1 5% 5% had reported earnings in one quarter. 
2 6% 6% had reported earnings in two quarters. 
3 6% 6% had reported earnings in three quarters. 
4 3% ETC.
5 9%  
6 14%  
7 47% Almost half of the Jan 97 cohort had 
    reported earnings in every quarter after exit. 
 
Table 5
No. QTRs July 1997 Exit Cohort  
0 13% 13% of the cohort had no reported earnings
1 5% 5% had reported earnings in one quarter. 
2 5% 5% had reported earnings in two quarters. 
3 10% 10% had reported earnings in three quarters. 
4 16% 16% had reported earnings in four quarters. 
5 51% Over half of the July 97 cohort had 
    reported earnings in every quarter after exit. 
 
Table 6
No. QTRs Jan. 1998 Exit Cohort  
0 15% 15% of the cohort had no reported earnings
1 11% 11% had reported earnings in one quarter. 
2 22% 22% had reported earnings in two quarters. 
3 51% 51% had reported earnings for all three quarters.
Data Source: Mecklenburg County Longitudinal Data - Employment Security Commission and EIS extracts
* Match rates between ESC and EIS data were between 91 and 93 percent.