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Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey

By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics CPS is a monthly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics for U.S. households.

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May 5, 2021

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This dataset provides information about employment, unemployment, hours of work, earnings, and people not in the labor force.

A sample of data that is available:

  • Number of employed, unemployed, and labor force participation and unemployment rates by:
    1. age
    2. sex
    3. race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
    4. educational attainment
    5. veteran status
    6. disability status
    7. foreign born and native born
  • Employed people by occupation, industry, self employment, hours of work, full- or part-time status, including involuntary part time
  • Unemployed people by duration of unemployment and general reason for unemployment (job losers, job leavers, and entrants to the labor force)
  • Discouraged workers and others not in the labor force
  • Multiple jobholders by full- or part-time status of their jobs
  • Median weekly earnings by demographic characteristics, occupation, full- and part-time employment status, union and non-union status
  • Number of hourly-paid workers with earnings at and below the federal minimum wage
  • Number of union and non-union members by demographic characteristics, industry, and occupation
  • Special topics such as displaced workers, employee tenure, school enrollment, and professional certifications and licenses


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