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Current Population Survey Series

Investigator(s): U.S. Bureau of the Census

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a household sample survey conducted monthly by the Census Bureau to provide estimates of employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the general labor force, estimates of the population as a whole, and estimates of various subgroups in the population. The March survey, Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement (prior to 2003 called the Annual Demographic Files) contain the core labor force information included in every Current Population Survey as well as data on income and work experience. Detailed demographic data representative of the noninstitutionalized United States civilian population, including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units, are provided in the Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement as well. Additional surveys conducted during other months contain the core labor force and demographic information along with supplemental data on one or more specific topics. Supplement topics include after-tax money income (March), noncash benefit values (March), displaced workers, job tenure, occupational mobility, contingent (temporary) work, adult education, pension and retirement plan coverage, multiple job-holding and premium pay, marital history, fertility and birth expectations (June), volunteering (September), immigration, school enrollment (October), voting behavior (November), tobacco use, food security, and Internet and computer usage. A major redesign of the Current Population Survey was implemented in January 1994. The primary aim of the redesign was to improve the quality of the data derived from the survey by introducing a new questionnaire and modernized data collection methods.

See also the Current Population Survey Volunteer Supplement Series.

Data in the Series

Study
Current Population Survey, March/April 2004 Match Files: Child Support Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1983
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1982
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1986
Current Population Survey, February 1994: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1991
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1998
Current Population Survey, February 1998: Displaced Workers and Employee Tenure
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1976
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1976
Current Population Surveys: March Individual-Level Extracts, 1968-1992
Current Population Survey, November 2012: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 2010: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2010-2011 Wave
Current Population Survey, November 2014: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1995
Current Population Survey, June 2008: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1992: Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey, November 2008: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, November 1987: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1973
Current Population Survey, June 1994: Fertility
Current Population Survey, October 1990: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, March/April 1994 Match File: Child Support
Current Population Survey, March/April 1996 Match File: Child Support
Current Population Survey, August 2001: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2003: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2010: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2010 - 2011 Wave
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1972
Current Population Survey, January 2011: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2010-2011 Wave
Current Population Survey, June 1974
Current Population Survey, June 1976
Current Population Survey, June 1977
Current Population Survey, June 1988: Fertility, Birth Expectations, and Immigration
Current Population Survey, January 1988: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey, October 2003: School Enrollment and Computer Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, December 2003: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, April 1983
Current Population Survey, January 1983
Current Population Survey, March/April 1982 Match Files: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, March 1981: After-Tax Money Income Estimates
Current Population Survey, May 2001: Work Schedules and Work at Home Supplement
Current Population Survey, March/April 1998 Match File: Child Support
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 2002
Current Population Survey, February 1995: Contingent Work Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1991: Multiple Job Holding and Work Schedules
Current Population Survey, January 2002: Displaced Workers, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 2010: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey, 2005: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Non-Filers Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 2010 - May 2011: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2010 - 2011 Wave
Current Population Survey, October 1994: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, November 2010: Civic Engagement Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 2001: Computer and Internet Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2011: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Surveys: Uniform March Files, 1964-1988
Current Population Survey, April 1999: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, February 2000: Displaced Workers, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 2000: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2000: Internet and Computer Use Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1993
Current Population Survey, May 1988: Survey of Employee Benefits
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1988
Current Population Survey, May 1978
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1977
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1997
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1984
Current Population Survey, November 2000: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1995: Supplement on Race and Ethnicity
Current Population Survey Web Site
Current Population Survey, October 1997: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, June 2004: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 1988: Retiree Health Insurance
Current Population Survey, June 1983: Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey, December 2011: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 2012: Displaced Worker, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey, March 1982: After-Tax Money Income Estimates
Current Population Survey, June 1998: Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey, March 1983: After-Tax Money Income Estimates
Current Population Survey, March 1983: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values
Current Population Survey, May 1983: Pension and Retirement Plan Coverage
Current Population Survey, March/April 2000 Match File: Child Support
Current Population Survey, March/April 2002 Match File: Child Support
Current Population Survey, March/April 1979 Match File
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1978
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1979
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1996
Current Population Survey, June 1979
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1989
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1987
Current Population Survey, October 1983: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, November 2004: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1975
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1980
Current Population Survey, November 2009: Civic Engagement Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 2004: School Enrollment, Language Proficiency and Disability Supplement
Current Population Survey, December 2009: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1985: Marital History and Fertility
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1980
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1978
Current Population Survey, June 1986: Immigration, Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1992
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1988 Rewrite Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 2006: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2006-2007 Wave
Current Population Survey, August 2006: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2006-2007 Wave
Current Population Survey, January 2007: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2006-2007 Wave
Current Population Survey, July 1984: Telephone Availability
Current Population Survey, January 1987: Occupational Mobility and Job Tenure
Current Population Survey, June 1984: Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey, July 1992: Telephone Availability Supplement File
Current Population Survey, February 2005: Contingent Work Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Survey, 2005
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1992
Current Population Survey, February 1996: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1984 (With 1985-Based Weights)
Current Population Survey, October 1986: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 2001
Current Population Survey, February 2001: Contingent Work Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 2000: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, June 1995: Fertility and Marital History Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1992: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1985
Current Population Survey, October 1992: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, April 1993: Survey of Employee Benefits
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, November 1998
Current Population Survey, October 1998: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, May 2004: Work Schedules and Work at Home Supplement
Current Population Survey, 2004: Cell Phone Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1996
Current Population Survey, August 2007: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1970
Current Population Survey, May 1971
Current Population Survey, May 1972
Current Population Survey, May 1989: Multiple Job Holding, Flexitime, and Volunteer Work
Current Population Survey, May 1973
Current Population Survey, May 1974
Current Population Survey, February 1990: Unemployment Benefit Compensation Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1971
Current Population Survey, May 1975
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1990
Current Population Survey, May 1976
Current Population Survey, May 1989: Unemployment Benefit Compensation Supplement
Current Population Survey, November 1989: Unemployment Benefit Compensation Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1993: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1984
Current Population Survey, October 1993: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1999
Current Population Survey, May 1984: Adult Education
Current Population Survey, January 1984
Current Population Survey, December 2004: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 1986: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey, March/April 1984 Match Files: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, March 1984: After-tax Money Income Estimates
Current Population Survey, March/April 1986: Match File: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, March 1985: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values
Current Population Survey, March 1980: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values
Current Population Survey, March/April 1988 Match Files: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, March/April 1990 Match Files: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, March/April 1992 Match Files: Alimony and Child Support
Current Population Survey, May 1977
Current Population Survey, March 1986: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values
Current Population Survey, May 1979
Current Population Survey, March 1984: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values
Current Population Survey, October 2010: School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1978: Adult Education
Current Population Survey, June 1980
Current Population Survey, October 1989: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1988: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1987: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1996: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, May 1969
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1994
Current Population Survey, October 1985: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1982: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1980: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1979: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1978: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1977: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1975: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, September 2000: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 1976: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, April 2001: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 1973: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 2001: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1972: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, December 2001: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 1974: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1970: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1995: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 2006: School Enrollment Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Survey, 2003
Current Population Survey, October 1971: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement Survey, 2007
Current Population Survey, October 1968: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, October 1969: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1982
Current Population Survey (CPS)/Social Security Summary Earnings (SER) Exact Match File, March 1978
Current Population Survey, October 2007: School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, February 1999: Contingent Work Supplement
Current Population Survey, December 2007: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, March Supplements 1973-1975
Current Population Survey, December 2005: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 1984: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, November 2006: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 1990: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1980 (With 1980-Based Weights)
Current Population Survey, February 1997: Contingent Work Supplement
Current Population Survey, July 2010: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, November 2010: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1981
Current Population Survey, November 1979
Current Population Survey, May 1999: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 1995: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, November 2002: Voting and Registration Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 1999: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1998: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 2002: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1988
Current Population Survey, August 2002: Public Participation in the Arts Supplement
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1974
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1968
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1969
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1970
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1971
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1972
Current Population Survey, December 2002: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1973
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1974
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1975
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement Survey, 2008
Current Population Survey, January 1992: Displaced Workers
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1994
Current Population Survey, October 1991: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, June 1991: Immigration and Emigration
Current Population Survey, June 1987: Fertility and Birth Expectations
Current Population Survey, April 1985: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1985: United States Immunization and Smoking Survey
Current Population Survey, February 2003: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2003 Wave
Current Population Survey, June 2003: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2003 Wave
Current Population Survey, November 2003: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2003 Wave
Current Population Survey, May 1997: Work Schedules
Current Population Survey, January 1981
Current Population Survey, October 1981
Current Population Survey, February 2002: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2001-2002 Wave
Current Population Survey, 1973, and Social Security Records: Exact Match Data
Current Population Survey, January 2000: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 2008: Public Participation in the Arts Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1980
Current Population Survey, May 2000: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement Survey, 2009
Current Population Survey, December 2006: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 2001: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2001-2002 Wave
Current Population Survey, October 2008: School Enrollment Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2005: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, November 2001: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS), 2001-2002 Wave
Current Population Survey, November 2008: Civic Engagement Supplement
Current Population Survey, December 2008: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, March/April 2008 Match Files: Child Support Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2009: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, June 1981
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement Survey, 2006
Current Population Survey, June 1982
Current Population Survey, January 2009: Unbanked/Underbanked Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 2009: School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 2010: Displaced Worker, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1986
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement Survey, 2010
Current Population Survey, June 2006: Fertility Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1985: Work Schedules, Multiple Jobholding, and Premium Pay
Current Population Survey, October 2005: School Enrollment Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 2006: Displaced Workers, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1981
Current Population Survey, April 1995: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1995: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 1996: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, May 1996: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, March/April 2006 Match Files: Child Support Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 2008: Immigration/Emigration Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1996: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, April 1997: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, September 1997: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, August 1998: Food Security Supplement
Current Population Survey, December 1998: Computer and Internet Use
Current Population Survey, September 1999: Veterans Supplement
Current Population Survey, October 1999: School Enrollment
Current Population Survey, January 2004: Displaced Workers, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 2000
Current Population Survey, January 2015 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS)
Current Population Surveys: Uniform October Files, 1968-1990
Current Population Survey, July 2014 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS)
Current Population Survey, May 2015 [United States]: Tobacco Use Supplement (TUS)
Current Population Survey, January 1993: Tobacco Use Supplement
Current Population Survey, January 2008: Displaced Workers, Employee Tenure, and Occupational Mobility Supplement
Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1990
Current Population Survey, January 1991: Job Training
Current Population Survey, June 1990: Fertility, Birth Expectations, and Marital History
Current Population Survey, September 1989: Veterans and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Supplements
Current Population Survey, October 2002: School Enrollment/Library Use
Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Survey, 2004