Codes and Frequencies
COVIDPAID reports whether the respondent was paid for hours that they were unable to work during the previous four weeks as a result of their employer's closure or loss of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This variable is part of a battery of five supplemental questions added to the CPS basic monthly survey in May of 2020 to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor force.
This variable was collected during the final CPS interview, conducted 2-5 months before the ATUS interview.
- CPS respondents ages 16+ who were unable to work because their employer closed or lost business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.