Core Concepts in the CPS

Getting Started with the Current Population Survey (CPS)

A section designed for new users of the CPS that directs them to resources on this website to facilitate their study and work with the data. 

Key Concepts in the CPS

Designed for users looking to learn more about the types of content available in the CPS. This section provides general information and overviews of the major topics covered in the monthly CPS. 

In-Depth with the CPS

The CPS lends itself to use in research because of its wide and varied content on the labor market behavior of individuals. This section provides use cases of the CPS in current research as well as detailed technical information on the use and application of certain variables. 


For users looking to learn more about coding in the CPS, this section provides pseudocode examples to perform a variety of calculations using the data.