JOLTS Methodology(1) How are JOLTS data collected? (2) What is the source for your statistics on Federal Government? (1) How are the data in JOLTS collected? The data will be collected once a month. It will be collected first using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) and later by Touchtone Data Entry (TDE). Respondents in CATI collection are called by Data Collection Center interviewers who enter data directly into a computer. Respondents are in CATI collection for the first six months they are in the sample. Respondents in TDE collection, having responded for six months on CATI, enter their data by touchtone phone at their convenience. Normally, an establishment is in the sample for 18 consecutive months.
(2) What is the source for your statistics on Federal Government? The source of JOLTS Federal Government statistics is a sample of Federal Government establishments.
Last Modified Date: October 16, 2001