I’m trying to estimate people who were in the labor force the previous year using the ASEC sample. I’m having the issue that there are a number of people who, for example, are coded as “2” for WKSWORK2 (worked 14-26 weeks last year), but are also coded as “9” in WKSUNEM2 (not in universe). However, the universe for WKSUNEM2 is listed as “Persons aged 15+ who worked between 1 and 51 weeks last year”. Thus, according to the value for WKSWORK2, these people should be in the universe for WKSUNEM2.
Is this just a record error, or I am doing something wrong? Interestingly, this problem only appears in ASEC surveys from 2014-2019 (this issue doesn’t arise in 1962-2013 as far as I’ve found).
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!