Current Population Survey (USA)
The Current Population Survey provides monthly data on approximately 50,000 American households. The Survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, covering the characteristics of the civilian, non-institutional population. Variables include employment, unemployment, earnings, educational attainment, income, poverty, health insurance and other socio-economic observations. Respondents are interviewed about the employment status of each household member over 15 years of age. The sample provides estimates for the USA and each federal state.
1994-2013: available via the CPS download platform.
1979-2001: available via EUI server (access procedures below).
Full details of the Survey are on the CPS homepage.
The Census Bureau Data Ferret analysis and extraction software is explained on this page.
The Census Bureau Q & A page provides information about data collection and collation.
1994-2013 data is available via the CPS download platform.
1979-2001 EUI-archived data on the K:\ server is restricted to current EUI members who have completed the registration procedure as follows:
Sign the EUI 'Conditions of Use' agreement and the 'Confidentiality Declaration' at the Badia Library (Economics Office, 085) or at the Departmental Library information desk (VSP).
Registered current EUI members can access the data directly from the K:\ drive.
CPS files on the EUI server are in Stata *.dta format.
Consult this online Tutorial on Loading and Using Data on Windows.
Stata 12 manuals are located at LIB 005.369 and may be accessed in electronic format via the software.
The Stata Journal is at SER 51 on the garden floor of the Badia Library.
A list of other U.S. Census Bureau data sets is on this page.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at firstname.lastname@example.org