# Monthly employment counts from 1990 - 2013 from the Current Population Survey

### Description

Monthly employment counts published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the
Current Population Survey (CPS) for each of `N = 51`

states (including the District
of Columbia). This dataset covers `T = 278`

months from *1990* the first two
months of *2013*. The data include a N x T matrix, `y_raw`

, of raw employment counts,
as well as set of standardized values, `y`

, where the standardization is done within state.
The standardized data matrix is used in our `gpdpgrow`

and `gmrfdpgrow`

estimating functions because the standardization facilitates comparisons of the time-series across
states.

### Usage

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### Format

A list object of 5 objects supporting a data matrix of N = 51 state time series for T = 278 months.

### Details

y. An

`(N = 51) x (T = 278)`

matrix of standardized employment count estimates for`N = 51`

states for`T = 278`

months, beginning in 1990. The counts are standardized to (0,1) for each state seriesy_raw. An

`N x T`

matrix of estimated monthly employment counts for`N = 51`

states.st. Two-digit labels for each of the

`N`

states in the order presented in`y`

and`y_raw`

.dte. A

`Date`

vector of length T that presents the set of dates (in`y-m-d`

format) associated to the`T`

time points presented in`y`

and`y_raw`

.yr. A number vector listing sequence of years,

*1990 - 2013*included in the data set.yr_label. A numerical vector of length

`T = 278`

with year labels for each monthly employment count in the`cps`

data set.