Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines for Citing BEA Information | ID: 315 | Created: Jul-31-2006
Estimates of PCE for services reflect the incorporation of Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) data for selected PCE series, including garbage and trash collection, health care, motor vehicle maintenance and repair, motor vehicle rental, recreation services, portfolio management and investment advice services, communication, day care and nursery schools, professional and other services, personal care and clothing services, social services and religious activities, household maintenance, and final consumption expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households.
For the current quarterly NIPA estimates, QSS data are incorporated into the “third” quarterly estimates, released near the end of the third month after the end of the reference quarter. BEA plans to incorporate additional QSS data into the estimates of PCE for services as the QSS coverage expands. A table showing the quarterly PCE for services components that are based on the QSS data is available in Use of the Census Bureau's Quarterly Services Survey in BEA's PCE Estimates [XLS].
Ask us a question...
Using the FAQ database | All FAQs are displayed when first visiting the page. They are ordered by most recent or recently updated and can be filtered by keyword search term, by category, and by manually selecting the page number buttons. To view any FAQ, click on the title to open the answer. Submitting a question is done by selecting the “Ask a question” tab along the top of the FAQ.
Selecting an FAQ | Clicking on the title of the FAQ will bring up the answer to the FAQ. Navigating back to the list of FAQs is done by selecting the tab “Latest FAQs”. A tab to ask a question specifically about this FAQ can be found at the top of the answer. Also, the FAQ id and date this FAQ was created or last modified is shown in the upper right hand corner.
Searching the FAQs | Enter a keyword search term and click the Search button to narrow FAQ selections. To return to all FAQs, click the Clear button or clear the keyword search field and click the Search button.
Filtering FAQs by category | Chose the category to filter by and click Apply button. This will display only the FAQs related to an assigned category. To return to all FAQs click the Clear button next to the search by keyword field or select ALL from the drop down menu and click Apply button.