I’m trying to calculate quarterly unemployment rates by race in California for the following quarters: Dec 2019 - Feb 2020, Mar 2020 - May 2020, Jun 2020 - Aug 2020, and Sep 2020 - Nov 2020.
I used the following code in SAS to weight my estimates:
Proc surveyfreq data=CPS.ca6;
table race_eth_code * month * unemployed / row;
ods output CrossTabs=test1;
title “Unemployed by Race”;
The numbers I get are extremely large. For example, when I pool months Dec 2019 - Jan 2020, I get a total unemployed population of 2,548,528. This seems extremely large for a 3-month period in California. Am I doing something wrong?