Status:Closed    Asked:Jun 05, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Why EMPSAME is NIU in the monthly CPS MARCH-1994?

Why EMPSAME is NIU in the monthly CPS MARCH-1994?

Also, there are many observations NIU in other years/months, while they clearly should be in the universe of the variable (I am considering empstat to measure employment):

[All]: Employed persons not in month-in-sample 1 or 5, and were employed last month.

This pattern is increasing over time. Does anyone know why?

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Jun 07, 2017 - 02:54 PM

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