2023 Current Population Survey – Annual Social and Economic Supplement

These maps and figures show some variables of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). CPS and ASEC are conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau to estimate employment statistics for the population of the United States.

This dashboard features demographic information and some general variables, featuring maps of states and counties. Please keep in mind that county information is not available for most people in this dataset.

Glossary

ASEC: Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the CPS, which collects additional information on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and immigration.

CPS: Current Population Survey, a monthly survey of households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The main purpose of the CPS is providing data for the estimation of the national unemployment rate, persons in and out of the labor force, workloads, work-related income, and other employment statistics for the population of the United States.

Diversity Index: The Diversity Index is a statistical tool that measures the likelihood that two persons, selected at random, within a given population, will belong to different races/ethnic groups. This measure has a range of 0-1, with 0 representing no diversity (presence of people from one group only) and 1 representing complete diversity (People from more than one group and in equal proportions). Darker areas on the map indicate higher levels of diversity within the geographic area.

Income: Indicates the average total pre-tax personal income or losses from all sources from the previous year. Adjusted for inflation and expressed as 2019 dollars. This measure is based on the INCTOT variable found in 2018-2022 ACS (5-year) data.

IPUMS: A research program that provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS is a part of the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota and is directed by Regents Professor Steven Ruggles. IPUMS originally stood for Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, but it is no longer treated as an acronym.

Poverty: Indicates the frequency or count of people who live below the poverty line. This measure uses detailed income and family structure information from the 2018-2022 ACS (5-year) data and is based on the POVERTY variable. Poverty thresholds were established by the Social Security Administration in 1964 and subsequently revised in 1980, adjusting for inflation.

Race/Ethnicity: This measure is derived from the RACE variables from the CPS, including 26 mutually exclusive race/ethnicity codes. Click here to learn more.

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Suggested Citation

Claude Pepper Center (2024). 2023 Current Population Survey – Annual Social and Economic Supplement. Tallahassee: Florida State University. fsu.edu | archive.org

References

Sarah Flood, Miriam King, Renae Rodgers, Steven Ruggles, J. Robert Warren, Daniel Backman, Annie Chen, Grace Cooper, Stephanie Richards, Megan Schouweiler and Michael Westberry (2023). PUMS CPS: Version 11.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS. https://doi.org/10.18128/D030.V11.0

U.S. Census Bureau. (2023, March). Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) [dataset]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. census.gov | archive.org

U.S. Census Bureau. (2023, March). Current Population Survey (CPS) ASEC Technical Documentation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. census.gov | archive.org