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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Reading Current Population Survey (CPS) Data with SAS, SPSS, or Stata





These SAS, SPSS, and Stata files were created by Jean Roth at the NBER to make access to the BLS/Census Current Population Survey data more straightforward and easy.

The corresponding data files are available at NBER's CPS Supplements page. and/or the Census and BLS CPS homepage and Data Download page.

To download files in Internet Explorer, right click on them and select "Save Target As...". If you want to print the files, cut out the parts you don't want first. Each file has thousands of lines.

Updates and changes.


Month & Year SAS SPSS
Stata
.do
.dct
2004 Cell Phone cpscel04.sas cpscel04.sps cpscel04.do cpscel04.dct
January 1993 cpsjan93.sas cpsjan93.sps cpsjan93.do cpsjan93.dct
January 1996 cpsjan96.sas cpsjan96.sps cpsjan96.do cpsjan96.dct
January 1999 cpsjan99.sas cpsjan99.sps cpsjan99.do cpsjan99.dct
January 2000 cpsjan00.sas cpsjan00.sps cpsjan00.do cpsjan00.dct
January 2002 cpsjan02.sas cpsjan02.sps cpsjan02.do cpsjan02.dct
January 2004 cpsjan04.sas cpsjan04.sps cpsjan04.do cpsjan04.dct
January 2006 cpsjan06.sas cpsjan06.sps cpsjan06.do cpsjan06.dct
January 2007 cpsjan07.sas cpsjan07.sps cpsjan07.do cpsjan07.dct
January 2008 cpsjan08.sas cpsjan08.sps cpsjan08.do cpsjan08.dct
January 2009 cpsjan09.sas cpsjan09.sps cpsjan09.do cpsjan09.dct
January 2010 cpsjan10.sas cpsjan10.sps cpsjan10.do cpsjan10.dct
January 2011 cpsjan2011.sas cpsjan2011.sps cpsjan2011.do cpsjan2011.dct
January 2012 cpsjan12.sas cpsjan12.sps cpsjan12.do cpsjan12.dct
February 1995 cpsfeb95.sas cpsfeb95.sps cpsfeb95.do cpsfeb95.dct
February 1996 cpsfeb96.sas cpsfeb96.sps cpsfeb96.do cpsfeb96.dct
February 1997 cpsfeb97.sas cpsfeb97.sps cpsfeb97.do cpsfeb97.dct
February 1998 cpsfeb98.sas cpsfeb98.sps cpsfeb98.do cpsfeb98.dct
February 1999 cpsfeb99.sas cpsfeb99.sps cpsfeb99.do cpsfeb99.dct
February 2000 cpsfeb00.sas cpsfeb00.sps cpsfeb00.do cpsfeb00.dct
February 2001 cpsfeb01.sas cpsfeb01.sps cpsfeb01.do cpsfeb01.dct
February 2002 cpsfeb02.sas cpsfeb02.sps cpsfeb02.do cpsfeb02.dct
February 2003 cpsfeb03.sas cpsfeb03.sps cpsfeb03.do cpsfeb03.dct
February 2005 cpsfeb05.sas cpsfeb05.sps cpsfeb05.do cpsfeb05.dct
The March Supplement ( and April hierarchical ) Stata .dct files are not stand-alone data dictionaries. Use the accompanying .do file to read the data.
March 1989 cpsmar89.sas cpsmar89.sps cpsmar89.do cpsmar89.dct
March 1990 cpsmar90.sas cpsmar90.sps cpsmar90.do cpsmar90.dct
March 1991 cpsmar91.sas cpsmar91.sps cpsmar91.do cpsmar91.dct
March 1992 cpsmar92.sas cpsmar92.sps cpsmar92.do cpsmar92.dct
March 1993 cpsmar93.sas cpsmar93.sps cpsmar93.do cpsmar93.dct
March 1994 cpsmar94.sas cpsmar94.sps cpsmar94.do cpsmar94.dct
March 1995 cpsmar95.sas cpsmar95.sps cpsmar95.do cpsmar95.dct
March 1996 cpsmar96.sas cpsmar96.sps cpsmar96.do cpsmar96.dct
March 1997 cpsmar97.sas cpsmar97.sps cpsmar97.do cpsmar97.dct
March 1998 cpsmar98.sas cpsmar98.sps cpsmar98.do cpsmar98.dct
March 1999 cpsmar99.sas cpsmar99.sps cpsmar99.do cpsmar99.dct
March 2000 cpsmar00.sas cpsmar00.sps cpsmar00.do cpsmar00.dct
March 2001 cpsmar01.sas cpsmar01.sps cpsmar01.do cpsmar01.dct
March 2001 SCHIP cpschp01.sas cpschp01.sps cpschp01.do cpschp01.dct
March 2002 cpsmar02.sas cpsmar02.sps cpsmar02.do cpsmar02.dct
March 2003 cpsmar03.sas cpsmar03.sps cpsmar03.do cpsmar03.dct
March 2004 cpsmar04.sas
ext04 hh ff pp
cpsmar04.sps cpsmar04.do
ext04 hh ff pp
cpsmar04.dct
hh ff pp
March 2005 cpsmar05.sas cpsmar05.sps cpsmar05.do cpsmar05.dct
March 2006 cpsmar06.sas cpsmar06.sps cpsmar06.do cpsmar06.dct
March 2007 cpsmar07.sas cpsmar07.sps cpsmar07.do cpsmar07.dct
March 2008 cpsmar08.sas cpsmar08.sps cpsmar08.do cpsmar08.dct
March 2009 cpsmar09.sas cpsmar09.sps cpsmar09.do cpsmar09.dct
March 2010 cpsmar10.sas cpsmar10.sps cpsmar10.do cpsmar10.dct
March 2011 cpsmar11.sas cpsmar11.sps cpsmar11.do cpsmar11.dct
March 2012 cpsmar12.sas cpsmar12.sps cpsmar12.do cpsmar12.dct
March 2013 cpsmar2013.sas cpsmar2013.sps cpsmar2013.do cpsmar2013.dct
The March Supplement ( and April hierarchical ) Stata .dct files are not stand-alone data dictionaries. Use the accompanying .do file to read the data.
April 1994 cpsapr94.sas cpsapr94.sps cpsapr94.do cpsapr94.dct
April 1995 cpsapr95.sas cpsapr95.sps cpsapr95.do cpsapr95.dct
April 1996 cpsapr96.sas cpsapr96.sps cpsapr96.do cpsapr96.dct
April 1997 cpsapr97.sas cpsapr97.sps cpsapr97.do cpsapr97.dct
April 1998 cpsapr98.sas cpsapr98.sps cpsapr98.do cpsapr98.dct
April 1999 cpsapr99.sas cpsapr99.sps cpsapr99.do cpsapr99.dct
April 2000 cpsapr00.sas cpsapr00.sps cpsapr00.do cpsapr00.dct
April 2001 cpsapr01.sas cpsapr01.sps cpsapr01.do cpsapr01.dct
April 2002 cpsapr02.sas cpsapr02.sps cpsapr02.do cpsapr02.dct
April 2004 cpsapr04.sas cpsapr04.sps cpsapr04.do cpsapr04.dct
April 2006 cpsapr06.sas cpsapr06.sps cpsapr06.do cpsapr06.dct
April 2008 cpsapr08.sas cpsapr08.sps cpsapr08.do cpsapr08.dct
May 1993 cpsmay1993.sas cpsmay1993.sps cpsmay1993.do cpsmay1993.dct
May 1996 cpsmay96.sas cpsmay96.sps cpsmay96.do cpsmay96.dct
May 1997 cpsmay97.sas cpsmay97.sps cpsmay97.do cpsmay97.dct
May 1999 cpsmay99.sas cpsmay99.sps cpsmay99.do cpsmay99.dct
May 2000 cpsmay00.sas cpsmay00.sps cpsmay00.do cpsmay00.dct
May 2001 cpsmay01.sas cpsmay01.sps cpsmay01.do cpsmay01.dct
May 2004 cpsmay04.sas cpsmay04.sps cpsmay04.do cpsmay04.dct
May 2005 cpsmay05.sas cpsmay05.sps cpsmay05.do cpsmay05.dct
May 2006 cpsmay06.sas cpsmay06.sps cpsmay06.do cpsmay06.dct
May 2008 cpsmay08.sas cpsmay08.sps cpsmay08.do cpsmay08.dct
May 2010 cpsmay10.sas cpsmay10.sps cpsmay10.do cpsmay10.dct
June 1995 cpsjun95.sas cpsjun95.sps cpsjun95.do cpsjun95.dct
June 1998 cpsjun98.sas cpsjun98.sps cpsjun98.do cpsjun98.dct
June 2000 cpsjun00.sas cpsjun00.sps cpsjun00.do cpsjun00.dct
June 2001 cpsjun01.sas cpsjun01.sps cpsjun01.do cpsjun01.dct
June 2002 cpsjun02.sas cpsjun02.sps cpsjun02.do cpsjun02.dct
June 2003 cpsjun03.sas cpsjun03.sps cpsjun03.do cpsjun03.dct
June 2004 cpsjun04.sas cpsjun04.sps cpsjun04.do cpsjun04.dct
June 2006 cpsjun06.sas cpsjun06.sps cpsjun06.do cpsjun06.dct
June 2008 cpsjun08.sas cpsjun08.sps cpsjun08.do cpsjun08.dct
June 2010 cpsjun2010.sas cpsjun2010.sps cpsjun2010.do cpsjun2010.dct
June 2011 cpsjun2011.sas cpsjun2011.sps cpsjun2011.do cpsjun2011.dct
June 2012 cpsjun2012.sas cpsjun2012.sps cpsjun2012.do cpsjun2012.dct
July 2010 cpsjul2010.sas cpsjul2010.sps cpsjul2010.do cpsjul2010.dct
July 2011 cpsjul2011.sas cpsjul2011.sps cpsjul2011.do cpsjul2011.dct
July 2012 cpsjul2012.sas cpsjul2012.sps cpsjul2012.do cpsjul2012.dct
August 1995 cpsaug95.sas cpsaug95.sps cpsaug95.do cpsaug95.dct
August 1998 cpsaug98.sas cpsaug98.sps cpsaug98.do cpsaug98.dct
August 2000 cpsaug00.sas cpsaug00.sps cpsaug00.do cpsaug00.dct
August 2002 cpsaug02.sas cpsaug02.sps cpsaug02.do cpsaug02.dct
August 2003 cpsaug03.sas cpsaug03.sps cpsaug03.do cpsaug03.dct
August 2005 cpsaug05.sas cpsaug05.sps cpsaug05.do cpsaug05.dct
August 2006 cpsaug06.sas cpsaug06.sps cpsaug06.do cpsaug06.dct
August 2007 cpsaug07.sas cpsaug07.sps cpsaug07.do cpsaug07.dct
August 2008 cpsaug08.sas cpsaug08.sps cpsaug08.do cpsaug08.dct
August 2009 cpsaug09.sas cpsaug09.sps cpsaug09.do cpsaug09.dct
August 2010 cpsaug2010.sas cpsaug2010.sps cpsaug2010.do cpsaug2010.dct
August 2011 cpsaug2011.sas cpsaug2011.sps cpsaug2011.do cpsaug2011.dct
August 2012 cpsaug2012.sas cpsaug2012.sps cpsaug2012.do cpsaug2012.dct
August 2013 cpsaug2013.sas cpsaug2013.sps cpsaug2013.do cpsaug2013.dct
September 1992 cpssep92.sas cpssep92.sps cpssep92.do cpssep92.dct
September 1994 cpssep94.sas cpssep94.sps cpssep94.do cpssep94.dct
September 1995 cpssep95.sas cpssep95.sps cpssep95.do cpssep95.dct
September 1996 cpssep96.sas cpssep96.sps cpssep96.do cpssep96.dct
September 1997 cpssep97.sas cpssep97.sps cpssep97.do cpssep97.dct
September 1998 cpssep98.sas cpssep98.sps cpssep98.do cpssep98.dct
September 1999 cpssep99.sas cpssep99.sps cpssep99.do cpssep99.dct
September 2000 cpssep00.sas cpssep00.sps cpssep00.do cpssep00.dct
September 2001 cpssep01.sas cpssep01.sps cpssep01.do cpssep01.dct
September 2002 cpssep02.sas cpssep02.sps cpssep02.do cpssep02.dct
September 2003 cpssep03.sas cpssep03.sps cpssep03.do cpssep03.dct
September 2004 cpssep04.sas cpssep04.sps cpssep04.do cpssep04.dct
September 2005 cpssep05.sas cpssep05.sps cpssep05.do cpssep05.dct
September 2006 cpssep06.sas cpssep06.sps cpssep06.do cpssep06.dct
September 2007 cpssep07.sas cpssep07.sps cpssep07.do cpssep07.dct
September 2008 cpssep08.sas cpssep08.sps cpssep08.do cpssep08.dct
September 2009 cpssep09.sas cpssep09.sps cpssep09.do cpssep09.dct
September 2010 cpssep2010.sas cpssep2010.sps cpssep2010.do cpssep2010.dct
September 2011 cpssep2011.sas cpssep2011.sps cpssep2011.do cpssep2011.dct
September 2012 cpssep2012.sas cpssep2012.sps cpssep2012.do cpssep2012.dct
October 1995 cpsoct95.sas cpsoct95.sps cpsoct95.do cpsoct95.dct
October 1996 cpsoct96.sas cpsoct96.sps cpsoct96.do cpsoct96.dct
October 1997 cpsoct97.sas cpsoct97.sps cpsoct97.do cpsoct97.dct
October 1998 cpsoct98.sas cpsoct98.sps cpsoct98.do cpsoct98.dct
October 1999 cpsoct99.sas cpsoct99.sps cpsoct99.do cpsoct99.dct
October 2000 cpsoct00.sas cpsoct00.sps cpsoct00.do cpsoct00.dct
October 2001 cpsoct01.sas cpsoct01.sps cpsoct01.do cpsoct01.dct
October 2002 cpsoct02.sas cpsoct02.sps cpsoct02.do cpsoct02.dct
October 2003 cpsoct03.sas cpsoct03.sps cpsoct03.do cpsoct03.dct
October 2004 cpsoct04.sas cpsoct04.sps cpsoct04.do cpsoct04.dct
October 2005 cpsoct05.sas cpsoct05.sps cpsoct05.do cpsoct05.dct
October 2006 cpsoct06.sas cpsoct06.sps cpsoct06.do cpsoct06.dct
October 2007 cpsoct07.sas cpsoct07.sps cpsoct07.do cpsoct07.dct
October 2008 cpsoct08.sas cpsoct08.sps cpsoct08.do cpsoct08.dct
October 2009 cpsoct09.sas cpsoct09.sps cpsoct09.do cpsoct09.dct
October 2010 cpsoct2010.sas cpsoct2010.sps cpsoct2010.do cpsoct2010.dct
October 2011 cpsoct2011.sas cpsoct2011.sps cpsoct2011.do cpsoct2011.dct
October 2012 cpsoct2012.sas cpsoct2012.sps cpsoct2012.do cpsoct2012.dct
November 1994 cpsnov94.sas cpsnov94.sps cpsnov94.do cpsnov94.dct
November 1996 cpsnov96.sas cpsnov96.sps cpsnov96.do cpsnov96.dct
November 1998 cpsnov98.sas cpsnov98.sps cpsnov98.do cpsnov98.dct
November 2000 cpsnov00.sas cpsnov00.sps cpsnov00.do cpsnov00.dct
November 2001 cpsnov01.sas cpsnov01.sps cpsnov01.do cpsnov01.dct
November 2002 cpsnov02.sas cpsnov02.sps cpsnov02.do cpsnov02.dct
November 2003 cpsnov03.sas cpsnov03.sps cpsnov03.do cpsnov03.dct
November 2004 cpsnov04.sas cpsnov04.sps cpsnov04.do cpsnov04.dct
November 2006 cpsnov06.sas cpsnov06.sps cpsnov06.do cpsnov06.dct
November 2008
Voting & Registration
cpsnov08vnr.sas cpsnov08vnr.sps cpsnov08vnr.do cpsnov08vnr.dct
November 2008
Civic Engagement
cpsnov08c.sas cpsnov08c.sps cpsnov08c.do cpsnov08c.dct
November 2010
Voting & Registration
cpsnov2010.sas cpsnov2010.sps cpsnov2010v.do cpsnov2010.dct
November 2010
Civic Engagement
cpsnov2010c.sas cpsnov2010c.sps cpsnov2010c.do cpsnov2010c.dct
November 2011
Civic Engagement
cpsnov2011c.sas cpsnov2011c.sps cpsnov2011c.do cpsnov2011c.dct
November 2012
Voting & Registration
cpsnov2012.sas cpsnov2012.sps cpsnov2012.do cpsnov2012.dct
December 1994 cpsdec94.sas cpsdec94.sps cpsdec94.do cpsdec94.dct
December 1998 cpsdec98.sas cpsdec98.sps cpsdec98.do cpsdec98.dct
December 2001 cpsdec01.sas cpsdec01.sps cpsdec01.do cpsdec01.dct
December 2002 cpsdec02.sas cpsdec02.sps cpsdec02.do cpsdec02.dct
December 2003 cpsdec03.sas cpsdec03.sps cpsdec03.do cpsdec03.dct
December 2004 cpsdec04.sas cpsdec04.sps cpsdec04.do cpsdec04.dct
December 2005 cpsdec05.sas cpsdec05.sps cpsdec05.do cpsdec05.dct
December 2006 cpsdec06.sas cpsdec06.sps cpsdec06.do cpsdec06.dct
December 2007 cpsdec2007.sas cpsdec2007.sps cpsdec2007.do cpsdec2007.dct
December 2008 cpsdec08.sas cpsdec08.sps cpsdec08.do cpsdec08.dct
December 2009 cpsdec09.sas cpsdec09.sps cpsdec09.do cpsdec09.dct
December 2010 cpsdec2010.sas cpsdec2010.sps cpsdec2010.do cpsdec2010.dct
December 2011 cpsdec2011.sas cpsdec2011.sps cpsdec2011.do cpsdec2011.dct
December 2012 cpsdec2012.sas cpsdec2012.sps cpsdec2012.do cpsdec2012.dct

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Last Update: April 9, 2014 Created by Jean Roth January 11, 2001

 
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