Current Population Survey (CPS)

Welcome to the CPS Data Application

About the Dataset

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 60,000 U.S. households. The survey collects labor force characteristics and a variety demographic information from respondents. Designed as a nationally representative survey, the CPS data is the source for many key labor market indicators and the official source of the unemployment rate. The CPS is also used to calculate other labor market statistics including: labor force participation, hours worked, class of worker, industry, occupation, and reasons for unemployment.

For more information about the CPS Dataset visit the CADRE CPS Homepage.

Getting started

To get started working with the data simply click the 'Sign In' button at the top of this page and log in using a valid Google account. We require that every user use a Google account.

Why do you require a Google account?

There are few reasons we chose to use already defined Google accounts:

This application will request access to your basic account information.

What if I don't have a Google account?

You can create a new one just for this, or you can even setup a google account with an existing non-gmail account. See here.