unempdur: Unemployment duration, in weeks

Description

unempdur is the number of weeks the respondent is unemployed. See also lookdur.

Availability

Sample Years
Basic 1994 - present
ORG 1994 - present

Warning

The top-coding for this variable are inconsistent across time: 999 weeks during 1994-20011m3; 119 weeks during 2011m4-present.

Variable creation
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* Weeks unemployed, looking and layoff
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gen int unempdur = .
lab var unempdur "Unemployment duration, in weeks"

if $monthlycps == 1 {
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date {
        replace unempdur = prunedur if prunedur >= 0 & prunedur ~= .
    }
}

notes unempdur: Only available since 1994
notes unempdur: Top-code inconsistent across time
notes unempdur: Top-code 1994-2011m3: 999; 2011m4-present: 119
notes unempdur: 1994-present CPS: prunedur