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UCRECWK
Received unemployment compensation in the last week?

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Description

UCRECWK indicates whether the respondent has received unemployment compensation in the last week.

Comparability

Apart from universe changes, this variable is comparable over all available years.

Universe

  • 1989-1990: Civilians age 15 or older in month-in-samples 4 or 8 who were unemployed, had ever worked, and received unemployment compensation since last job
  • 2005: Civilians age 16 or older in month-in-samples 4 or 8 who were unemployed, or not in labor force but had worked in the past 12 months and were not retired or disabled, and received unemployment compensation since last job
  • 2018, 2022: Civilians age 16 or older who were on layoff or not employed but worked in the past 12 months and received unemployment compensation since last job

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1989 - - - - X - - X - - X -
1990 - X - - - - - - - - - -
2005 X - - - X - X - - - X -
2018 - - - - X - - - X - - -
2022 - X - - X - - - - - - -

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