I’m attempting to use WNLOOK but nearly all the values I’m getting are NIU (WNLOOK=999). I was wondering if anyone else has run into this, or if I’ve done something wrong.
WNLOOK is in the monthly CPS. I’ve linked it to ASEC (using MARBASECIDP).
E.g. for 2000, I get 121194 linked observations. Of these, 32321 are age >= 15 and ‘Not In Labor Force’ (NILF) per EMPSTAT.
The universe of WNLOOK is “Persons 15+ who are unemployed and have not looked for work within the past 4 weeks” which should be similar to NILF per EMPSTAT.
However of the 32321 age >= 15, NILF observations, 30524 (94.4%) have WNLOOK=999, NIU.