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Questions

The computerized questionnaire for just the labor force portion of a CPS interview consists of more than 200 questions. However, complex skip patterns using the responses to several questions insure respondents are asked only a very small set of questions about themselves. Averaged over the 8 months of interviews, the labor force portion of the CPS interview lasts about 6 minutes per person. Obviously, larger households and households containing someone who has multiple jobs or started a new job take longer. Single-person households or households containing only retired persons who do not wish to work take less time.

the CPS Questionnaire 

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Current Population Survey (CPS) |  Last Revised: 2013-04-22T15:03:50.386-04:00