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Testing a New Response Mode For an Establishment Survey: Reporting Response Rates in a Pilot Study of Touchtone Response

Karen L. Goldenberg

Abstract

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) each year. During the ARS, state agencies mail questionnaires to approximately one third of the establishments registered with their state Unemployment Insurance programs. These questionnaires are sent to sampled establishments for verification or updating of information in state records.