Employment was “inferred” for firms that did not respond to the survey by using a proven and accepted methodology. This includes using other sources of employment information, such as past employment surveys or using survey results for firms of similar types. A conservative approach was taken when using other survey or employment information to infer for non-responding firms. Refer to Appendix E for details on the methodology used to infer employment.
1 The methodology employed in this study to infer for non-respondents is also used by the federal government for estimating the national income and product accounts.