Answered By: Bobray Bordelon
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018     Views: 36

  • To extract variables
    • IPUMS CPS for 1962+ (for the core and March supplement, 1976+ for some topic supplements from other months).
    • U.S. Census Bureau data tools
  • To download complete files
    • NBER for the basic monthly files and the monthly supplements
    • ICPSR for monthly basic files and supplements
    • U.S. Census Bureau's DataWeb FTP - CPS microdata, technical documentation, replicate weights, and other information for many years of the CPS (basic monthly: 1994+, March supplement: 1998+, various topical supplements: August 2000+).
  • For summary results prior to 1962, what we think of as CPS today was actually many periodic surveys done by the BLS under many titles as part of a larger series "Current Population Reports".   Most have been digitized.  See https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cps/library.1947.html

    and can keep changing years. 

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