Improvements in 2000 to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) - ARCHIVED

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This paper introduces and explains modifications made to the Labour Force Survey estimates in January 2000. Some of these modifications include the adjustment of all LFS estimates to reflect population counts based on the 1996 Census plus the implementation of a new estimation methodology called composite estimation. This new method results in more efficient estimates of month to month change, while improving the quality of monthly level estimates.

Issue Number: 2000001
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PDFJune 29, 2001