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Innovative Estimation Strategies for the U. S. Green Goods and Services Survey
Justin McIllece, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
David Piccone, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
*Edwin L Robison, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Keywords: GGS green survey, weighting, raking for nonresponse adjustment, raking for benchmarking

The U.S. Green Goods and Services (GGS) survey has an interesting two-dimensional stratification: 1) State by 2-digit NAICS and 2) national detailed NAICS. (NAICS is the North American Industry Classification System.) The two-way stratification is carried through in innovative weighting and estimation procedures, particularly in nonresponse adjustment and benchmarking. The GGS estimation procedures are outlined and are then contrasted with those of other major establishment surveys conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).