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Appendix table 1. Survey establishment response, National
Compensation Survey, March 2012
Establishments Total Private industry State and local
governments
Total in sampling frame1
5,260,659
5,041,564
219,095
Total in sample
12,545
10,951
1,594
Responding
7,998
6,618
1,380
Refused or unable to provide data
3,045
2,850
195
Out of business or not in survey scope
1,502
1,483
19
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.