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Sampling for Employment at New Establishments in a Monthly Business Survey

George Stamas, Karen L. Goldenberg, Kerry Levin, and David Cantor

Abstract

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is conducted monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This survey samples business establishments to produce estimates of employment, hours and earnings, by industry, for the nation, states and metropolitan areas. The sampling frame for CES is a file of administrative records from state unemployment insurance (UI) programs. An updated file is available about 9 months after the end of each calendar quarter.