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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

What is the sample frame for JOLTS?

  1. What is the sample frame for JOLTS?
  2. What is the sample size?


  1. What is the sample frame for JOLTS?

    The sample frame for the JOLTS sample consists of approximately 11 million establishments on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' ES-202 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages file. This scope covers private nonagricultural establishments as well as Federal, State, and local government entities in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Railroads are sampled from an auxiliary frame. The JOLTS scope does not cover private households (NAICS 814110) or agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (NAICS 11). However, logging (NAICS 1133) is included.

  2. What is the sample size?

    The JOLTS sample size is approximately 21,000 business establishments.


Last Modified Date: January 5, 2023