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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

CPS Publications

Most-Requested CPS Publications

    • How the government measures unemployment (HTML) (PDF)

Recent Research by CPS Staff

CPS Reports and Summaries

    • From the Archvies: Charting the U.S. Labor Market (2006) (2005)

CPS Survey Methods Publications

  • Current Population Survey, design and methodology (Technical paper 77) (October 2019) (PDF)
    (list of formulas, expressions, and component variables in spoken version - XLSX)
    • Previous versions of CPS design and methodology:
      • Technical paper 66, October 2006 (PDF)
      • Technical paper 63, revised March 2002 (PDF)
      • Technical paper 63, March 2000 (PDF)


Last Modified Date: September 23, 2022