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Report on Industry Births and Deaths in PPI Frames

Andy Sadler


An analysis of weighted establishments was done for 490 6-digit NAICS industries covering the period January, 1990 to March, 2018. The analysis uses establishment employment as the weight variable and calculates annual totals of: Industry employment, employment births and deaths, and rates of employment births and deaths. The standard deviations of total employment, employment births and employment deaths are also calculated. The results of the analysis for four industries (212112, 312120, 312140, and 333131)1 are discussed. For ease of display, only results for 2010 – 2018 are presented. The results may be used to determine which industries merit more frequent resampling based for example on the rates of births and deaths, and the standard deviation measures.