The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. For more than 4 decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.

NLS General Overviews

 

NLS News Releases

//NLSYTH ECDSA Test 09132017// News Release Test

04/08/2016

//NLSYTH ECDSA Test 09132017// All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.7 percent in May 2007, following a 0.4 percent increase in April. The index for all items less food and energy advanced rise in April.
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//NLSOY ECDSA Test 09132017// NLSOY News Release

08/24/2017

//NLSOY ECDSA Test 09132017// The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.7 percent in May 2007, following a 0.4 percent increase in April.
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Archived

 

NLS Tables

  • Average number of jobs started by individuals from age 18 to age 46 by age and sex (PDF 5K)

  • Distribution of number of jobs held by individuals from age 18 to age 46 in 1978-2010 by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic ethnicity, and age (PDF 5K)

  • Number of unemployment spells experienced by individuals from age 18 to age 46 in 1978-2010 by age, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity (PDF 5K)

  • Number of unemployment spells experienced by individuals from age 18 to age 46 in 1978-2010 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity (PDF 5K)

 

NLS Data

 

NLS Publications

General publications

  • NLS Handbook (2005)
  • "NLS News" Newsletter --This quarterly newsletter includes information about new data releases, error notices, completed NLS research and other information of interest to researchers.

Technical Manuals at NLSinfo.org

NLS Publications

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Contact Us

NLS Contacts

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