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September 2005, Vol. 128, No. 9
Model-based seasonally adjusted estimates and sampling error
Mathematical Statistician on the Statistical Methods Staff, Office of Current Employment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Marisa Di Natale
Economist, Formerly, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Office of Current Employment Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Estimating certain CPS series with a model that filters out sampling error
may reduce volatility in the time series, facilitating more meaningful trend analysis.
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