OCC_CPS8 is a 4-digit numeric variable reporting the respondent's primary occupation.
99999 = NIU (Not in Universe)
OCC2_CPS8 reports the respondent's primary occupation. Researchers who would like more detail may wish to use OCC_CPS8.
OCC2_CPS8 was drawn from the final CPS interview, conducted 2-5 months before the ATUS interview. Detailed occupational codes are also available inOCC_CPS8. Occupation information for the respondent's main job was also collected at the time of the ATUS interview. See OCC for four-digit Census occupational categories (and OCC2for general categories).
If a respondent has another (second) job, OCC_OJ_CPS8 reports the occupation information for that job using the same four-digit Census categories as OCC_CPS8. OCC2_OJ_CPS8 reports occupation information for the second job using the broader categories. Information on the respondent's second job was not collected at the time of the ATUS interview.
- CPS Civilians 15+ who: were currently employed; or had worked previously and were looking for work; or were not currently in the labor force but had worked previously.