Friday, January 8, 2010

BLS Asian Employment Data

I have always been curious as to why Asian employment data is not seasonally adjusted by the BLS, while all other ethnic groups and many other categories are.

With a few minutes on my hands, I contacted the BLS. Here's what they told me:
Asian employment data will be seasonally adjusted once BLS has collected [enough] months of data to confirm seasonal patterns. Asian employment levels were first published in January 2000.

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