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Adjustment for industry nonclassification

The industry detail of the BLS QCEW data regularly shows minor amounts of payroll that have not been assigned to any industry. The industrial classification scheme used by BEA for its estimates does not allow for a not-elsewhere-classified category. Therefore, for each state and county, the in this category is distributed among the industries in proportion to the industry-classified ES-202 payrolls. Because this adjustment only apportions the amount reported for a county within that county, no error is introduced into the total estimate for the county.