Estimation Procedures for the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics Program

Shail J. Butani, Rachel Harter, and Kirk Wolter


For the first time in decades, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is planning a major sample redesign of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey. An overview of the redesign including the transition and implementation phase is given in Werking (1997), while the goals, sample design parameters, features, and characteristics are described in Butani, Stamas, and Brick (1997).