Numeric 4-digit variable that expresses the time of day to the minute (HHMM).
9994 = Varies
9996 = Refused
9997 = Don't Know
9998 = No Response
9999 = N.I.U. (Not in Universe).
WSSTTIME reports the time of day at which the respondent's primary job usually started last week. Times are recorded using a 12 hour basis in the following format: HHMM. WSSTTIME is used in connection with WSSTAMPM to determine if the time recorded in WSSTTIME refers to the AM or PM time of day.
The "primary job" is defined as the job at which the respondent worked the most hours.
This variable is part of the Work Schedules Supplement.
In the 1991 survey, respondents could choose only an hour interval (1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc.). In subsequent surveys, the respondent could specify a time to the minute. Additionally, beginning in the 1997 survey, response categories indicating "Varies", "Refused", and "Don't Know" were added. Aside from these differences, this variable is comparable over time.
- Persons age 15+ that are currently employed