Thanks again. Yet, I have doubts. I downloaded the “official” Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey and compared this to the aggregated results one obtains using different weights.
When I use EARNWT, I can more or less perfectly replicate the “official” Labor Force Statistics (the two stars indicate two problematic months (2001:4 and 2001:6) (see attachment).
When I follow your suggestion and use WTFINFL instead, the series look less similar to the reference series (see attachment).
This may be coincidence, but I still wonder whether the official data are indeed aggregated using the WTFINFL weight. Do you have information on that?
UsingEARNWT.pdf (27 KB)
UsingWTFINFL.pdf (27.3 KB)