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Had a job or business last month

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For all persons aged 14 and older, JOBLM reports if the person had a job or business within the month before the interview. In 1993, this variable is only available for persons aged 14 and older who were interviewed in quarters 3 and 4.

JOBLM is part of the Family Resources supplement that provides information on individuals' health benefits, amount of coverage and income received from employment, welfare benefits, public assistance, and savings.

Questions in the Family Resources supplement are different from those in the core survey in terms of the content and the treatment of missing data. Missing data in the Family Resources supplement were imputed by NHIS. Users can refer to the imputation flag variable JOBLMFLAG to identify persons with imputed data.


Changes in the universe in 1993 affects the raw frequency but should not affect the comparability of this variable. As always, users should use the appropriate weight for their analyses.


  • 1990-1992: All persons.
  • 1993: All persons in quarters 3 and 4.
  • 1994-1996: All persons.


  • 1990-1996