Changelog

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Suggested citation for EPI microdata extracts

Economic Policy Institute. 2020. Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.11, https://microdata.epi.org.

Recent changes

Version 1.0.11 -- 2020-11-12

Added

  • October 2020 extracts

Modified

  • cmpwgt and finalwgt - changed instances where weights had a value of zero to be missing instead

Version 1.0.10 -- 2020-10-08

Added

  • September 2020 extracts

Version 1.0.9 -- 2020-09-09

Added

  • August 2020 extracts

Version 1.0.8 -- 2020-08-13

Added

  • July 2020 extracts

Version 1.0.7 -- 2020-07-10

Added

  • June 2020 extracts

Version 1.0.6 -- 2020-06-26

Added

  • dlfstat : detailed labor force status
  • emphrs : reason not at work/hours last week
  • ftptstat : full/part time work status
  • whyabsent : reason absent from work
  • whyunemp : reason for unemployment

Version 1.0.5 -- 2020-06-12

Added

  • May 2020 extracts

Fixed

  • ind12 - corrected availability; previously was available up to the most recent month of data, when it should have been available through 2019m12

Version 1.0.4 -- 2020-05-19

Fixed

  • otcamt corrected (values were too low as they were incorrectly divided by 100); this correction also changes values of wageotc

Version 1.0.3 -- 2020-05-13

Added

  • April 2020 extracts

Version 1.0.2 -- 2020-03-15

Added

  • March 2020 extracts

Modified

  • mocc10 - modified to accomodate 2018 occupation recodes (applies to data starting in 2020)

Version 1.0.1 -- 2020-03-13

Added

  • January 2020 extracts
  • February 2020 extracts
  • ind17 - 2017 census industry recodes (changes apply to data starting in 2020)
  • occ18 - 2018 Cencus occupational classification (changes apply to data starting in 2020)

Modified

  • Hourly wage limits for 2020 updated based on CBO inflation projections.
  • mind16 - modified to accomodate 2017 industry recodes (applies to data starting in 2020)

Fixed

  • union, unioncov and unionmem no longer missing for January 1984 in the basic monthly/January 1983 in the ORG
  • occ10 - fixed to start in January 2011 instead of April 2012.

Version 1.0 -- 2020-01-15

Added

  • December 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.15 -- 2019-12-16

Added

  • November 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.14 -- 2019-11-18

Added

  • October 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.13 -- 2019-10-10

Added

  • September 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.12 -- 2019-09-13

Added

  • August 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.11 -- 2019-08-08

Added

  • July 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.10 -- 2019-07-12

Added

  • June 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.9 -- 2019-06-12

Added

  • May 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.8 -- 2019-05-14

Added

  • April 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.7 -- 2019-04-22

Fixed

  • hhtype no longer missing for 1984-1993.

Version 0.6.6 -- 2019-04-15

Added

  • March 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.5 -- 2019-03-19

Added

  • February 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.4 -- 2019-02-22

Added

  • agechild - presence of own children, by age group

Modified

  • Hourly wage limits for 2019 updated based on CBO inflation projections.

Version 0.6.3 -- 2019-02-07

Added

  • January 2019 extracts

Version 0.6.2 -- 2019-01-31

Added

  • December 2018 extracts: all data from 2018 updated.

Version 0.6.1 -- 2019-01-21

Added

  • faminc: family income category
  • famtype: family type
  • famwgt: family weight
  • famid: family id
  • hhtype: household type
  • hhid: household id
  • personid: person id

Version 0.6.0 -- 2019-01-08

Added

  • famrel: relationship to primary family
  • ownchild: Number of own children in primary family
  • wbho_only: White only, Black only, Hispanic, Other
  • wbo_only: White only, Black only, Hispanic

Changed

  • renamed wbonly to wbo_only
  • educ: now categorizes "12th grade, no diploma" as LTHS

Fixed

  • gradeatn: missing values corrected