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WSSTTIME
Time of day work usually started last week, primary job

Codes

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).

Description

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.

Comparability

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. Aside from this difference, this variable is comparable over time.

Universe

  • Persons age 15+ that are currently employed

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1991 - - - - X - - - - - - -
1997 - - - - X - - - - - - -
2001 - - - - X - - - - - - -
2004 - - - - X - - - - - - -

Flags

This variable has no flags.