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OCC_CPS8
Detailed occupation category, main job (CPS)

Codes

OCC_CPS8 is a 5-digit numeric variable.
NIU=99999

2003-2010
2011+

Description

OCC_CPS8 reports the four-digit Census occupational code for the respondent's main job.

Researchers who would like broader occupational categories may wish to use OCC2_CPS8, which collapses occupation data into fewer, broader categories.

OCC_CPS8 was drawn from the final CPS interview, conducted 2-5 months before the ATUS interview. 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.

Comparability

From 2003-2010, ATUS and CPS occupation codes follow the Census Bureau's 2002 Occupational Classification System. In 2011 forward, ATUS and CPS occupation codes follow the Census Bureau's 2010 Occupational Classification System.

Universe

  • 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.

Availability

  • 2003-2017

Flags

QOCC_CPS8