ERIC Number: ED022895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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New Definitions for Employment and Unemployment.
Stein, Robert L.
Employment and Earnings and Monthly Report on the Labor Force, Feb 1967
Improvements in methods for measuring employment and unemployment that went into effect in January 1967, new definitions, and comparisons of data collected by the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the new Monthly Labor Survey (MLS) are presented. The improvements are in line with the recommendations of the Gordon Committee in its 1962 report. Some changes are expanding the sample to 52,500 households, raising the lower age limit from 14 to 16 years, sharpening and clarifying the definition of unemployment, improving the reporting on other items such as hours of work and self employment, and developing a body of new information for persons not in the labor force. On the whole, the new MLS shows a slightly lower unemployment rate than the CPS. Fourteen tables comparing MLS and CPS data include (1) Employment Status by Color, Age, and Sex, Annual Average 1966, (2 ) Major Unemployment Rates, (3) Unemployment by Age and Sex, (4) Unemployed Persons by Full- or Part-Time Status, Age, and Sex, and (5) Employed Persons by Class of Worker and Occupational Group. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.