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Data Access

The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a CPS Home Page that contains detailed information on the availability of recent CPS data.

There are two additional websites that contain CPS data files available to view and download for analyses:

  • FERRET: contains CPS data files available for downloading.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): maintains an extensive collection of historical CPS public use tapes for its research staff. All of the data are available for free downloading.