Data Collection

  1. How are JOLTS data collected?
  2. How does JOLTS collect information on employees of temporary help agencies and professional employer organizations?
  3. How does JOLTS collect information on employees of education establishments?

 

    How are JOLTS data collected?

    The JOLTS program collects data once a month from selected establishments - stores, offices, factories, and other employers. Initially, data are collected using Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), and later using web collection. Respondents in CATI collection are called by Data Collection Center interviewers who enter data directly into a computer. Respondents are in CATI collection for the first six months they are in the sample. Respondents assigned to web collection, having first responded for six months in CATI, enter their data on-line at their convenience.

    • NEW JOLTS Basic Data Collection Form (PDF 24K)

    How does JOLTS collect information on employees of temporary help agencies and professional employer organizations?

    Data for these employees are collected when units in the industry (NAICS 561320—Temporary Help Services and NAICS 561330—Professional Employer Organizations) are sampled. These units receive a special survey form with instructions that address industry-specific issues.

    • NEW JOLTS Temporary Help/Professional Employer Organization Industry Data Collection Form (PDF 23K)

    How does JOLTS collect information on employees of education establishments?

    Data for these employees are collected when units in the industry (NAICS Sector 61—Educational Services) are sampled. These units receive a special survey form with instructions that address industry-specific issues.

    • NEW JOLTS Education Industry Data Collection Form (PDF 23K)

     

    Last Modified Date: December 3, 2015