Appendix table 1. Survey establishment response, National
Compensation Survey, March 2009

Establishments

Total

Private industry

State and local
governments

Total in sampling frame1

5,389,642

5,174,044

215,598

Total in sample

18,287

16,265

2,022

Responding

10,570

8,782

1,788

Refused or unable to provide data

4,979

4,766

213

Out of business or not in survey scope

2,738

2,717

21

Footnotes:

1The list of establishments from which the survey sample was selected (sampling frame) was developed from State unemployment insurance reports and is based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For private industries, an establishment is usually a single physical location. For State and local governments, an establishment is defined as all locations of a government entity.