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Current Population Survey, October Supplement (CPS)

Overview of the database. The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly household survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide information about employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.Current Population Survey, October Supplement (CPS)web site

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