A study on achieving additivity of seasonally adjusted employment series: CS11-614/89-16E-PDF

"The seasonally adjusted Canada Total Employment series can be obtained by adding up the seasonally adjusted component series according to different types of disaggregation such as age-sex breakdown, job duration by sex breakdown, geographic breakdown etc. Due to the non-linearities inherent to the seasonal adjustment method these totals do not coincide. This paper discusses two alternatives for reducing the discrepancy among the totals, one by using the additive decomposition during the seasonal adjustment of each component series, the other by forcing the components to add up to a common total through raking"--Abstract.

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Title A study on achieving additivity of seasonally adjusted employment series
Series Title Working paper ;
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Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "Working Paper TSRA-89-016E." "September 1989."
Date 1989.
Number of Pages 9 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-614/89-16E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-614E
Subject Terms Methodology, Statistical analysis