Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

Data Collection

  1. How are JOLTS data collected?
  2. How does JOLTS collect information on employees of temporary help agencies and professional employer organizations?
  3. How does JOLTS collect information on employees of education establishments?

    How are JOLTS data collected?

    The JOLTS program collects data once a month from selected establishments - stores, offices, factories, and other employers. Initially, data are collected using Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), and later using Touchtone Data Entry (TDE). Respondents in CATI collection are called by Data Collection Center interviewers who enter data directly into a computer. Respondents are in CATI collection for the first six months they are in the sample. Respondents in TDE collection, having first responded for six months in CATI, enter their data by touchtone phone at their convenience.

How does JOLTS collect information on employees of temporary help agencies and professional employer organizations?

Data for these employees are collected when units in the industry (NAICS 561320—Temporary Help Services and NAICS 561330—Professional Employer Organizations) are sampled. These units receive a special survey form with instructions that address industry-specific issues.

How does JOLTS collect information on employees of education establishments?

Data for these employees are collected when units in the industry (NAICS Sector 61—Educational Services) are sampled. These units receive a special survey form with instructions that address industry-specific issues.

Last Modified Date: February 24, 2010

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