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2021
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Question ID: EMP.0030.00.1
Variable: EMPWHYNOT_A
Interview Module: Adult
Content Type: Annual Core
Question text:
What is the MAIN reason you were not working for pay at a job or business last week?
Probe if necessary.
Response:
01 - Unemployed, laid off, looking for work
02 - Seasonal/contract work
03 - Retired
04 - Unable to work for health reasons/disabled
05 - Taking care of house or family
06 - Going to school
07 - Working at a family-owned job or business not for pay
08 - Other
97 - Refused
99 - Don't Know
Universe:
Sample Adults 18+ who were not working for pay and were not on temporary leave from a job or business last week
Skip Instructions:
1-6,8,RF,DK [goto EMPWHENWRK_A]
7 [goto EMPHOURS_A]
Question ID: EMP.0040.00.1
Variable: EMPWHENWRK_A
Interview Module: Adult
Content Type: Annual Core
Question text:
When was the last time you worked for pay at a job or business, even if only for a few days?
Response:
1 - Within the past 12 months
2 - 1-5 years ago
3 - Over 5 years ago
4 - Never worked
7 - Refused
9 - Don't Know
Universe:
Sample Adults 18+ whose main reason for not working last week was because they couldn't find work, did seasonal or contract work, were retired, unable to work for health reasons, taking care of the house/family, going to school, or some other reason, or refused or don't know
Skip Instructions:
1 if EMPWHYNOT_A=2 [goto EMPHOURS_A]
else [goto EMPSICKLV_A]
2-4,RF,DK [goto next section]

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2020
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Question ID: EMP.0050.00.1
Variable: EMPRSNOWK_A
Interview Module: Adult
Content Type: Annual Core
Question text:
What is the MAIN reason you were not working for pay at a job or business last week?
* Probe if necessary.
Response:
01 - Unemployed, laid off, looking for work
02 - Seasonal/contract work
03 - Retired
04 - Unable to work for health reasons/disabled
05 - Taking care of house or family
06 - Going to school
07 - Working at job or business but not for pay
08 - Other
97 - Refused
99 - Don't Know
Universe:
Sample Adults 18+ who were not working for pay and were not on temporary leave from a job or business last week
Skip Instructions:
1,3,4,5,6,8,RF,DK [goto EMPLSTWRK_A]
2,7 [goto EMDWHOWRK_A]
Question ID: EMP.0060.00.1
Variable: EMPLSTWRK_A
Interview Module: Adult
Content Type: Annual Core
Question text:
When was the last time you worked for pay at a job or business, even if only for a few days?
Response:
1 - Within the past 12 months
2 - 1-5 years ago
3 - Over 5 years ago
4 - Never worked
7 - Refused
9 - Don't Know
Universe:
Sample Adults 18+ whose main reason for not working last week was because they couldn't find work, were retired, unable to work for health reasons, taking care of the house/family, going to school, or some other reason, or refused or didn't know
Skip Instructions:
1 [goto EMDWHOWRK_A]
2-4,RF,DK [goto next section]

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2019
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Question ID: EMP.0060.00.1
Variable: EMPLSTWRK_A
Interview Module: Adult
Content Type: Annual Core

Question Text:

When was the last time you worked for pay at a job or business, even if only for a few days?
Response:
1 Within the past 12 months
2 1-5 years ago
3 Over 5 years ago
4 Never worked
7 Refused
9 Do not Know
Universe:
Sample Adults 18+ whose main reason for not working last week was because they couldn't find work, were retired, unable to work for health reasons, taking care of the house/family, going to school, or some other reason, or refused or didn't know the main reason they were not working last week.
Skip Instructions:
1 = [goto EMPDYSMSS_A]
2-4,RF,DK = [goto next section]