Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
As a result of reconfiguration of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' databases to fit NAICS naming conventions, this data is tracked by two nearly identical series. The other series for this data can be found at https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SMU72324206561100001SA. If you feel the differences between the two series would be meaningful to your application, contact the Bureau of Labor Statistics for guidance.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seasonally adjusts this series by using the 'statsmodel' library from Python with default parameter settings. The package uses the U.S. Bureau of the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program. More information on the 'statsmodel' X-13ARIMA-SEATS package can be found here. More information on X-13ARIMA-SEATS can be found here.
Many series include both seasonally adjusted (SA) and not seasonally adjusted (NSA) data. In some cases, the NSA data will be updated but the SA data will not be updated. The reason is usually that the data series has not accumulated enough new seasonal factors to trigger an adjustment.The NSA series can be located here The FRED team is currently working on a new procedure to replace SA data that has not yet be updated with NSA data that has been updated.
Some seasonally adjusted series may exhibit negative values because they are created from a seasonal adjustment process regardless of the actual meaning or interpretation of the given indicator.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, All Employees: Educational Services in Mayaguez, PR (MSA) [SMU72324206561000001SA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/SMU72324206561000001SA, November 22, 2019.