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Current Population Survey (Household Survey)

The Current Population Survey (Household Survey) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.
Numerous conceptual and methodological differences between the current population (household) and establishment surveys result in important distinctions in the employment estimates derived from the surveys. Among these are:
The household survey includes agricultural workers, the self- employed, unpaid family workers, and private household workers among the employed. These groups are excluded from the establishment survey.
The household survey includes people on unpaid leave among the employed. The establishment survey does not.
The household survey is limited to workers 16 years of age and older. The establishment survey is not limited by age.
The household survey has no duplication of individuals, because individuals are counted only once, even if they hold more than one job. In the establishment survey, employees working at more than one job and thus appearing on more than one payroll are counted separately for each appearance.

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Categories:

Civilian Labor Force (648)
Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate (62)
Employment (194)
Employment Population Ratio (74)
              Unemployment Level (712)
Unemployment Rate (770)
Not in Labor Force (59)
Labor Force Participation Rate (18)
              Multiple Jobholders (20)
Duration of Unemployment (18)
Losers and Leavers (8)
Entrants and Reentrants (4)

* Note that the number of series revisions in a category and its subcategories is shown above in parentheses. Here, series revisions are defined as distinct series plus any real-time changes to series attributes: title, frequency, units, seasonal adjustment, and notes. Revisions to data values are not included in counts.

           Series Revisions 1 - 42 of 42   

Select:     Observation Range       Real-Time Period
All, None Series ID asc Title Start End    Freq.    Units Seas. Adj. Start     End     
CNP16OV Civilian Noninstitutional Population 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons NSA 1996-12-06 Current
LNS12005977 Number At Work 1-34 Hours, Usually Work Part Time Noneconomic Reasons 1955-05 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS12032194 Employment Level - Part-Time for Economic Reasons, All Industries 1955-05 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS12032195 Employment Level - Part-Time for Economic Reasons, Slack Work or Business Conditions, All Industries 1955-05 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS12032196 Employment Level - Part-Time for Economic Reasons, Could Only Find Part-Time Work, All Industries 1955-05 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS13023557 Unemployment Level - Reentrants to Labor Force 1967-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS13023569 Unemployment Level - New Entrants 1967-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS13023621 Unemployment Level - Job Losers 1967-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS13023705 Unemployment Level - Job Leavers 1967-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000003 Unemployment Rate - White 1954-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000006 Unemployment Rate - Black or African American 1972-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000009 Unemployment Rate - Hispanic or Latino 1973-03 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000012 Unemployment Rate - 16 to 19 years 1948-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000025 Unemployment Rate - 20 years and over, Men 1948-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000026 Unemployment Rate - 20 years and over, Women 1948-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14000048 Unemployment Rate - 25 years and over 1948-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14027659 Unemployment Rate - Less than a High School Diploma, 25 years and over 1992-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14027660 Unemployment Rate - High School Graduates, No College, 25 years and over 1992-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14027662 Unemployment Rate - Bachelor's Degree and Higher, 25 years and over 1992-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS14027689 Unemployment Rate - Some College or Associate Degree, 25 years and over 1992-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNS15000000 Not in Labor Force 1975-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-05-06 Current
LNU04032183 Unemployment Rate - Asian 2000-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-05-06 Current
LNU05026642 Not in Labor Force, Searched For Work and Available 1994-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons NSA 2011-05-06 Current
LNU05026645 Not in Labor Force, Searched For Work and Available, Discouraged Reasons For Not Currently Looking 1994-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons NSA 2011-05-06 Current
NILFWJN Not in Labor Force, Want a Job Now 1994-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 2011-08-05 Current
NILFWJNN Not in Labor Force, Want a Job Now 1994-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons NSA 2011-08-05 Current
U1RATE Persons Unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force 1948-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-03-04 Current
U1RATENSA Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer, as a percent of the civilian labor force 1948-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-03-04 Current
U2RATE Unemployment Rate - Job Losers 1967-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-03-04 Current
U2RATENSA Unemployment Rate - Job Losers 1967-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-03-04 Current
U4RATE Special Unemployment Rate: Unemployed and Discouraged Workers 1994-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-03-04 Current
U4RATENSA Special Unemployment Rate: Unemployed and Discouraged Workers 1994-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-03-04 Current
U5RATE Special Unemployment Rate: Unemployed and Marginally Attached Workers 1994-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-03-04 Current
U5RATENSA Special Unemployment Rate: Unemployed and Marginally Attached Workers 1994-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-03-04 Current
U6RATE Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons 1994-01 2014-03 M % SA 2011-03-04 Current
U6RATENSA Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons 1994-01 2014-03 M % NSA 2011-03-04 Current
UEMP15OV Number of Civilians Unemployed for 15 Weeks & Over 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 1964-02-06 Current
UEMP15T26 Number of Civilians Unemployed for 15 to 26 Weeks 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 1982-02-05 Current
UEMP27OV Number of Civilians Unemployed for 27 Weeks and Over 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 1966-02-08 Current
UEMP5TO14 Number of Civilians Unemployed for 5 to 14 Weeks 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 1964-02-06 Current
UEMPLT5 Number of Civilians Unemployed - Less Than 5 Weeks 1948-01 2014-03 M Thous. of Persons SA 1964-02-06 Current
UEMPMED Median Duration of Unemployment 1967-07 2014-03 M Weeks SA 1982-02-05 Current

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Abbreviations
Frequency (Freq.)
 

A = Annual, SA = Semiannual, Q = Quarterly, M = Monthly, BW = Bi-Weekly, W = Weekly, D = Daily, NA = Not Applicable

Seasonal Adjustment (Seas. Adj.)
 

SA = Seasonally Adjusted, NSA = Not Seasonally Adjusted, SAAR = Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SSA = Smoothed Seasonally Adjusted, NA = Not Applicable


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