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fieldsa83
Quartz | Level 8

I can do this for difference in weighted frequencies by making the previous month's employment variable negative (-1) and the current month's employment variable positive (+1), which produces the net sample-to-sample change in the variable "employed", as well as the CV. But I don't know how to do it for ratios (for example the total rate of employment).

 

data output.newcombined ;
set output.combined;
if employed=1;
if sampledate in (previousmonth) then changeemployed= -1;
if sampledate in (currentmonth)  then changeemployed=  1;
run;
 
proc surveymeans data=output.newcombined varmethod=brr clm nobs mean median CV  cvwt SUMWGT Sum CVSum CLSum  alpha=0.32;
    var changeemployed;
    weight finalwt ;
    repweights bw1-bw1000 ;
 
run ;
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ballardw
Super User

I'm not really clear on what you are attempting to do. Are attempting to compare between to groups of records? That might mean you want a DOMAIN analysis to generate the summaries for the two groups and then examine the results.

 

Is your employed variable a 0/1 dichotomous to indicate a status? then perhaps that varaible should be the VAR and Sampledate or your changeemployed as DOMAIN variables.

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