Full-Time/Part-Time Employment Pseudocode

The following pseudocode is an outline for calculating full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) workers using the CPS. Additionally, this provides details on how to separate PT employment in part-time for economic reasons (PTE) and part-time for noneconomic reasons (PTN). The resulting series from this outline will be a monthly time series. Note, all variables listed refer to the 1994 format of the survey.

 

Variables: HRMONTH, HRYEAR4, PWSSWGT, PRWKSTAT, PRPTREA

 

If PRWKSTAT is 2, 4, 5, 8, or 9

                        FT = sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4

If PRWKSTAT is 3, 6, or 7

                        PT = sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4           

If PRWKSTAT is 3 or 6

                        PTE=sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4       

If PRWKSTAT is 7

                        PTN=sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4

        If PRWKSTAT is 3 or 6 and PRPTREA is 1 or 14

                        PTE, slack work or business conditions = sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4

        If PRWKSTAT is 3 or 6 and PRPTREA is 15

                        PTE, could only find PT work = sum(PWSSWGT) by HRMONTH and HRYEAR4