Job Tenure Supplement Sample Notes

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The Job Tenure Supplement (also known as the Employee Tenure and Occupational Mobility Supplement) collects additional employment information from respondents 15 years and older (14 years and older prior to 1996) who were employed in the reference week. Supplement questions include the respondent's type of work, industry, and occupation from one year ago, and how long they have worked for his/her current employer.

This supplement usually occurs during January or February, and the earliest form of the survey was fielded in 1973 as the Job Tenure and Occupational Mobility Supplement.

Because the Displaced Worker and Job Tenure supplements tend to be in the same sample, it's necessary to take care in choosing the correct weight for each supplement question. The supplement weight for Displaced Workers is DWSUPPWT, while the Job Tenure weight is JTSUPPWT. The appropriate weight for each variable in either of these supplements is indicated by the first two letters of the variable name. If the variable begins with "DW" and is found in the Displaced Worker Supplement group, use DWSUPPWT. If the variable begins with "JT" and is found in the Job Tenure Supplement group, use JTSUPPWT.

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