Release schedule for basic CPS

When will the basic CPS files for April 2020 be released?

(I looked in the release schedule and didn’t see any details)

This depends on when the microdata is released by the Census Bureau, but will likely be somewhere from mid-May to early June.


How long does it typically take between Census releasing microdata and it showing up in IPUMS?

The IPUMS CPS team works to incorporate newly released microdata as quickly as possible. For basic monthly surveys, this can range from a few days to a few weeks; we understand the intense interest in CPS during the COVID-19 pandemic and are doing our best to make the data available promptly. Watch the IPUMS Twitter account and on the revision history page for release announcements.