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Improving imputation methods for the employment cost index at the BLS (2006)


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This paper describes recent improvements implemented for the imputation of missing data at both the establishment and employee level in the U.S. Employment Cost Index. The new methodology incorporates the switch in industry and occupational classifications, two of the core data elements used to match donors and recipients.

Improving Imputation Methods for the Employment Cost Index at the BLS (2006)



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