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CE Methodology

This page contains information on the methodology used to calculate and collect CE information and the quality of the CE data. Also included are links to the CE public use microdata documentation and files, and general articles and research papers using CE data including documents in the CE Library.

BLS Handbook of Methods

OPLC Program Comparisons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Methodology Reports

Articles and Research Papers

Public-Use Microdata

Survey Materials

How to Understand Variances


Last Modified Date: September 13, 2018