IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Comments on changes to regional employment data: benchmark revisions and NAICS conversion


  • Tom DeCoff


This article discusses the impact of two major revisions to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data made during 2003. The first change, the annual benchmark revisions, anchored data to the 2002 benchmark. These revisions show that job losses in New England over the past two years were more severe than previously reported. Meanwhile, for the first time since the implementation of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system in 1939, all existing industry classifications were redefined as BLS introduced the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to a range of employment-related data series.

Suggested Citation

  • Tom DeCoff, 2003. "Comments on changes to regional employment data: benchmark revisions and NAICS conversion," New England Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue May, pages 1-1.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbni:y:2003:i:may:p:i-viii

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fip:fedbni:y:2003:i:may:p:i-viii. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Catherine Spozio). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.