Definitions for "Sampling Frame"
A frame from which the sample units are actually selected. The primary source for the sampling frame in OES is the stateâ€(tm)s Unemployment Insurance file.
The sampling frame is the list, real or theoretical, from which we select units for our sample. It is desirable for the sampling frame to match the target population and avoid frame errors associated with omitting target population units or including units outside the target population.
A list of units that includes the target population from which the survey sample is drawn.
Keywords:  draw, units, set
a set of units from which we draw our sample