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Appendix table 1. Survey establishment response, National
Compensation Survey, March 2013
Establishments Total Private industry State and local
governments
Total in sampling frame1
5,361,947 5,138,925 223,023
Total in sample
11,893 10,297 1,596
Responding
7,633 6,268 1,365
Refused or unable to provide data
2,871 2,660 211
Out of business or not in survey scope
1,389 1,369 20
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.