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MEPS-IC Response Rates

Response rates for the MEPS-IC list sample are provided in the table below by reference year and establishment type.

An establishment is a particular workplace or location. A firm is a business entity consisting of one or more business establishments under common ownership or control. The MEPS-IC sample is drawn at the establishment level, not at the firm level; more than one establishment can be sampled from the same firm.

Response rates for private sector establishments are broken out by single and multiunit establishments. Single establishments are those where the firm has only one location; multiunit establishments are those where the firm has more than one location. State and Local Governments are drawn from the most recently available Census of Governments. The MEPS-IC sample is drawn at the governmental unit level, which is defined as all sites under a single controlling governmental entity.

Year

Private sector establishments

State and local government units

Total

Single

Multi

2017

65.8%

67.6%

63.9%

 

2016

67.6%

68.7%

66.5%

72.3%

2015

66.5%

65.5%

68.1%

84.9%

2014

69.8%

69.7%

69.9%

87.7%

2013

74.6%

73.2%

76.7%

88.6%

2012

79.9%

77.8%

83.1%

89.1%

2011

81.7%

79.3%

85.7%

94.2%

2010

82.7%

81.7%

84.2%

93.4%

2009

82.6%

80.3%

85.9%

85.9%

2008

80.7%

78.3%

85.8%

90.6%

2006

80.7%

79.5%

83.7%

93.9%

2005

81.2%

79.1%

86.0%

92.8%

2004

79.0%

79.6%

77.7%

93.0%

2003

80.2%

79.1%

82.9%

92.3%

2002

81.0%

79.3%

84.7%

90.0%

2001

77.6%

75.7%

81.8%

91.3%

2000

77.6%

74.6%

83.7%

92.9%

1999

77.7%

74.9%

83.2%

95.4%

1998

72.7%

69.4%

79.2%

78.2%

1997

72.5%

72.1%

73.7%

84.7%

1996

66.8%

68.0%

63.8%

87.6%

Response rates at the State level are not available for public release, but it is reasonable to use the national response rates as a proxy.


 
   Page last revised:  January 3, 2018