Appendix Table 1. Survey establishment response
Last Modified Date: July 22, 2016
Appendix table 1. Survey establishment response, March 2016
Establishments Civilian Private industry State and local
Total in sampling
frame(1).............. 6,173,978 5,946,179 227,799
Total in sample..... 11,400 9,811 1,589
Responding(2)..... 8,358 6,886 1,472
Refused(3)........ 2,102 2,009 93
Out of business or
not in survey scope... 940 916 24
1 The list of establishments from which the survey sample was selected (sampling frame) was
developed from State unemployment insurance reports and is based on the 2012 North American
Industry Classification System (NAICS). For private industries, an establishment is usually a
single physical location. For state and local governments, an establishment is defined as all
locations of a government entity.
2 Establishments that provided data at the initial interview.
3 Establishments that did not provide data at the initial interview. Data for establishments
not responding at the time of update interviews are imputed. Detailed information on nonresponse
adjustment and imputation can be found in BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 8, “National
Compensation Measures,” Bureau of Labor Statistics, on the Internet at
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.