I am interested in identifying respondents who were in the labor force the previous year, but I do not see a variable that measures this directly. Does such a variable exist? Or do I have to use another work-related variable for last year as an indirect measure?
For example, there is a variable for “worked full or part time last year.” Would I assume that respondents who worked full-time and part-time last year were in the labor force? If so, would I also assume that those who are labeled “NIU” for this variable were not in the labor force last year?
Any suggestions or help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.