I’m only keeping people who worked in civilian labor force last year.
in the 2019 1 year file WKSWORK1 is all in 1/52 as you would expect. But in the 2019 5-year file around 80% of these cases have WKSWORK1 equal to 0.
I’m assuming this is because the question was changed from intervals in the 2015-2018 ACS to a direct count of weeks in 2019. But then why make the variable available on the 5 year file? When working with 5 year files I guess it’s on the user to confirm the question is unchanged over the period? Maybe everyone else knows this, but seems like it’d be easy enough to just not make available on the 5 year files.