This is a 3-digit numeric variable.
Weeks unemployed, looking for a job - 1976-1993
Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
The BLS definition of 'unemployed, looking for work' means that an individual must have used 'an active search method.' [per BLS July 2000]
These string values in the original data have been recoded as follows:
-- => -99 : Missing
0- => -99 : Missing
2- => -99 : Missing
3- => -99 : Missing
4- => -99 : Missing
9- => -99 : Missing
blank => -99 : Missing
- 1976-1988: Those looking for work.
- 1989-1993: Civilian adults looking for work or on layoff.
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