BLS Release of Covid-19 Items

Hi IPUMS Team,

Do you know when the 2020 Covid-19 related items will be made available on IPUMS/ has BLS released this information? Will there be a specific designation for those unemployed due to Covid-19 and those who worked from home because of Covid-19?

Thanks!

The COVID-19 specific questions are still not available in the public use microdata, and we don’t know when they will be available. BLS has published tables based on these questions, which can be found here: https://www.bls.gov/cps/effects-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic.htm

You can see the list of new COVID-specific questions here: https://www.bls.gov/covid19/measuring-the-effects-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-using-the-current-population-survey.htm