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LKWKFTPT
Looking for full or part-time job

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This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.

Description

LKWKFTPT is a dichotomous variable that reports whether persons who were unemployed (either actively looking for work or on layoff from a job) wanted either full-time (coded "1") or part-time (coded "2") work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics normally counts working 35 hours or more per week as full-time work, and working less than 35 hours per week as part-time work. For LKWKFTPT, interviewers simply asked, "Has [this person] been looking for full-time or part-time work?" This was asked without defining the terms of full-time or part-time work according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics definition.

Comparability

Apart from universe changes, this variable is comparable over time.

Universe

  • 1962: Civilians age 14+ who were looking for work (pre-1968 samples do not include persons under age 14).
  • 1968-1979: Civilians age 14+ who were actively looking for work or on layoff from a job during the previous week.
  • 1980-1993: Civilians age 15+ who were actively looking for work or on layoff from a job during the preceding week.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962 - - X - - - - - - - - -
1968 – 1993 - - X - - - - - - - - -

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