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Adjustment for a component of state government payrolls

The geographic coding of the BLS QCEW data for the noneducation component of state government payrolls appears to attribute too much of the payrolls to the counties of the state capitals in six states. Therefore, data from the 1990 Census of Population are used in the preparation of the county estimates of the wages and salaries for these employees.

The 1991-2001 county estimates of the wages and salaries for the noneducation component for Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wisconsin are based on data for the wages and salaries of state government employees in noneducation by place of work; these data are derived from unpublished tabulations of journey-to-work data from the census.

Beginning in 2001, wage and salary estimates for the establishments of American Indian Tribal Councils are included in the local government component. Prior to 2001, these estimates were included in the relevant private industry components. For example, wages and salaries that were earned in casinos owned by tribal councils before 2001 were included in the Standard Industrial Classification services component "Amusement and Recreational Services."