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Appendix table 1. Survey establishment response, National
Compensation Survey, March 2014

Establishments

Civilian

Private industry

State and local
governments

Total in sampling frame1

5,805,800

5,576,113

229,687

  Total in sample

14,636

13,035

1,601

    Responding2

11,106

9,622

1,484

    Refused3

2,114

2,018

96

    Out of business or not in survey scope

1,416

1,395

21

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 2012 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. 

2Establishments that provided data at the initial interview.

3Establishments that did not provide data at the initial interview. Data for establishments not responding at
the time of update interviews are imputed. Detailed information on nonresponse adjustment and imputation can
be found in BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 8, “National Compensation Measures,” Bureau of Labor
Statistics, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch8.pdf.