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Paid for time off work last week (CPS)

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PAYIFABS_CPS8 indicates whether or not an employed person was paid for the time he/she was absent from work last week.

EMPSTAT_CPS8 reports the individual's employment status, including whether or not he/she is employed but absent from work. WHYABSNT_CPS8 indicates the reason an employed person was absent from his/her job last week.

PAYIFABS_CPS8 was drawn from the final CPS interview, conducted 2-5 months before the ATUS interview. Information on pay during absence from work was not updated at the time of the ATUS interview.


This variable is comparable across years.


  • Employed CPS household members absent from work last week.


  • 2003-2022