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National Longitudinal Surveys

National Longitudinal Surveys Home Page

The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. For more than 4 decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.

Notices

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Graphics

nlsy97-cumulative

Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY97 cumulative number of jobs held from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017, by age and sex.

nlsy97-percent

Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY97 percent of weeks employed from age 18 through age 32 in 1998-2017, by educational attainment, race and Hispanic orLatino ethnicity.

nlsy79-cumulative

Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY79 cumulative number of jobs held from age 18 through age 52 in 1978-2016, by age and sex.

nlsy79-percent

Click the graphic to enlarge chart: NLSY79 percent of weeks employed from age 18 to age 52 in 1978-2016, by educational attainment, race, and Hispanic or Latinoethnicity.

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Next Releases

  • The Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey data are scheduled to be released on October 30, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
  • The Employment Experience of Youths: Results from a Longitudinal Survey data are scheduled to be released on October 30, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Latest News Releases

//NLSOY ZUNI3PO Test 10302020// NLSOY News Release

08/25/2020

//NLSOY ZUNI3PO Test 10302020// The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.7 percent in May 2007, following a 0.4 percent increase in April.
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//NLSYTH ZUNI3PO Test 10302020// News Release Test

05/05/2020

//NLSYTH ZUNI3PO Test 10302020// All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.7 percent in May 2007, following a 0.4 percent increase in April. The index for all items less food and energy advanced rise in April.
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Publications

Beyond the Numbers

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Men who do not work during their prime years: What do the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth data reveal?

The labor force participation rate of prime-working-age men (ages 25 to 54) has been mostly falling since the late 1960s, with steeper declines during recessionary periods. Time spent not working has implications for future job and earnings potential, as well as for the well-being of the individual and his family. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Occupational injuries and illnesses among registered nurses

This article examines the types and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses among registered nurses. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Baby boomers with more education had higher growth rates in real earnings at every stage of life

The earnings of workers born in the later years of the baby boom (1957–64) increased most rapidly while they were young. At every stage of life, real wages grew at a higher rate for workers who held a bachelor’s degree or higher. read more »