This paper presents a preliminary methodology and estimates for an experimental set of data on nominal personal consumption expenditures (PCE) for eight categories of goods, seven categories of services, and net expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households (NPISHs) for fifty states plus the District of Columbia for the years 1997 to 2007. These experimental statistics are based primarily on data from the Quinquennial Economic Census, the Decennial Population Census, and additional survey, administrative records, and trade industry data. For years between and beyond the Economic Census, data from BEA’s Wage and Salary series and from BLS’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) are used for interpolation and extrapolation. To account for the state of residency of the consuming units, household data on consumer expenditures from the BLS are used to adjust particular spending categories.
JEL Code(s) E21 Published