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  1. The March Supplement consists of three interleaf records.
  2. Consists of 65,377 Household records, 57,325 Family records, and 132,324 Person records.
  3. Updated data files were placed on this server on 03/02/1999.
  4. File names were changed on 10/27/1999 to avoid confusion with file names for CPS Basic Monthly files.
  5. This file containing the Health Insurance items was placed on this server on Friday, September 29, 2000.
  6. Consists of 64,944 Household records, 58,093 Family records, and 133,710 Person records.
  7. Version 2 of this file was placed on this server on Wednesday, December 05, 2001.
  8. Consists of 64,362 Household records, 56,480 Family records, and 128,821 Person records.
  9. Consists of 98,848 Household records, 89,063 Family records, and 217,219 Person records.
  10. Consists of 98,015 Household records, 88,982 Family records, and 218,269 Person records. The file contains 2000-based weights.
  11. Version 3 of this file was placed on this server on Thursday, November 13, 2003. The first file had a problem with the PERIDNUM variable. The third file changed the variable PEIOOCC. This file consists of 99,986 household records, 89,088 family records, and
  12. 16,424 person records.
  13. Version 4 of this file was placed on this server on 08/29/2006. There were changes to weight variables, plus to several person, family, and household variables related to poverty and health insurance. This file consists of 98,664 Household records, 87,149 Family records, and 210,648 Person records.
  14. A new data file was placed on this server on 4/02/2007 to include revisions to health insurance variables.
  15. A new data file was placed on this server on 4/02/2007 to include revisions to health insurance variables. After tax and noncash benefit items were added as well.
  16. A new data file was placed on this server on 5/04/2007.The previous file did not have the after tax and noncash benefit items
  17. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2009 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 26, 2009 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, F-MV-FS, F-MV-SL, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FED-TAX, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, STATETAX, and TAX-INC.
  18. Data for two "after-tax" variables, CAP_GAIN and CAP_LOSS are not included in the 2009 ASEC public use file. They were removed from the "after-tax" model in an effort to expedite the release of alternative income and poverty estimates.
  19. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2010 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Dec. 23, 2010 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, F-MV-FS, F-MV-SL, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC-CRD, ACTC-CRD, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FEDTAX-AC, FEDTAX-BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, PROP-TAX, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX-AC, STATETAX-BC, and TAX-INC. Two new variables added are ERP-VAL and MWP-VAL.
  20. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2011 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 27, 2011 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, F-MV-FS, F-MV-SL, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC-CRD, ACTC-CRD, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FEDTAX-AC, FEDTAX-BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX-AC, STATETAX-BC, TAX-INC, and MWP-VAL.
  21. In March 2012, the 2011 CPS Annual, Social, and Economic Supplement person and family data were re-released due to errors found after the initial release. Eighteen variables were corrected: 15 tax variables (listed below), plus P_MVCARE on the person file, and FFNGCARE and FFNGCAID on the family file. Person records had mismatched tax variables and there was an error in the calculation of the market value of Medicare (P_MVCARE). The family fungible values for Medicare and Medicaid (FFNGCARE and FFNGCAID) use P_MVCARE. Tax variables: ACTC_CRD, AGI, CTC_CRD, EIT_CRED, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FED_RET, FICA, MARG_TAX, MWP_VAL, STATETAX_A, STATETAX_B, TAX_INC, DEP_STAT, & FILESTAT.
  22. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2012 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Nov. 15, 2012 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, F-MV-FS, F-MV-SL, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC-CRD, ACTC-CRD, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FEDTAX-AC, FEDTAX-BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX-AC, STATETAX-BC, TAX-INC.
  23. April 3, 2012 - These files were replaced. Please see the User Note for a full explanation.
  24. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2013 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Nov. 6, 2013 are:HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC-CRD, ACTC-CRD, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FEDTAX-AC, FEDTAX-BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX-AC, STATETAX-BC, TAX-INC.
  25. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2014 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 16, 2014 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP-TAX, FFNGCAID, FFNGCARE, FFOODREQ, FHOUSREQ, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC-CRD, ACTC-CRD, DEP-STAT, EIT-CRED, EMCONTRB, FED-RET, FEDTAX-AC, FEDTAX-BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG-TAX, P-MVCAID, P-MVCARE, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX-AC, STATETAX-BC, TAX-INC, MIG_MTR1
  26. The 2014 tax model (2014 ASEC) required a modification to accommodate an additional tax bracket. The 2014 ASEC files now represent the corrected tax data.
  27. Data for noncash benefits values and after tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2015 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 13, 2015 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, FHOUSSUB, AGI, CTC_CRD, ACTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC.
  28. Data for noncash benefits values and after-tax values (HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, AGI, CTC_CRD, ACTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC) were originally issued in October 2016. The full data file was re-issued on Nov. 7, 2016, without the data for noncash benefits values and after-tax values; errors were found in several "after-tax" variables. The CPS ASEC 2016 data are re-issued on Jan. 24, 2017, with corrections to certain "after-tax" variables. See User Note #5 in the ASEC 2016 Technical Documentation for details of the corrections.
  29. In October 2016, ASEC data files originally released in 2012, 2013, and 2014 were re-posted. Effective with the 2012 ASEC data files, the following four variables have blanks (00000) for all records: FFNGCARE, FFNGCAID, P_MVCARE, P_MVCAID.
  30. On Nov. 3, 2016, a revised file was provided to correct incorrect data for two imputation flags: I_PMEDVAL & I_POTCVAL, on the person record.
  31. On February 21, 2017, a revised file was released to make corrections to several tax variables on the person record.
  32. Data for noncash benefits values and after-tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2017 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 3, 2017 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, AGI, CTC_CRD, ACTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC.
  33. Data for migration, noncash benefits values, and after-tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2018 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Sept. 24, 2018 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, ACTC_CRD, AGI, CTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, MIGSAME, MIG_CBST, MIG_DIV, MIG_DSCP, MIG_MTR1, MIG_MTR3, MIG_MTR4, MIG_REG, MIG_ST, NXTRES, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC.
  34. The Tax Model and SPM variables were updated on 10/4/2019. A list of these variables are found in chapter 6C Pages (31-32) and (63-65) of the Technical Documentation.
  35. On Nov. 3, 2016, a revised file was provided to correct incorrect data for two imputation flags: I_PMEDVAL & I_POTCVAL, on the person record.
  36. On February 21, 2017, a revised file was released to make corrections to several tax variables on the person record.
  37. Data for noncash benefits values and after-tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2017 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Oct. 3, 2017 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, AGI, CTC_CRD, ACTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC.
  38. Data for migration, noncash benefits values, and after-tax values which were previously withheld are now available in the 2018 ASEC public use file. The data items that were released on Sept. 24, 2018 are: HFDVAL, HOUSRET, PROP_TAX, PRSWKXPNS, ACTC_CRD, AGI, CTC_CRD, DEP_STAT, EIT_CRED, EMCONTRB, FED_RET, FEDTAX_AC, FEDTAX_BC, FICA, FILESTAT, MARG_TAX, MIGSAME, MIG_CBST, MIG_DIV, MIG_DSCP, MIG_MTR1, MIG_MTR3, MIG_MTR4, MIG_REG, MIG_ST, NXTRES, STATETAX_AC, STATETAX_BC, TAX_INC.
  39. The Tax Model and SPM variables were updated on 10/4/2019. A list of these variables are found in chapter 6C Pages (31-32) and (63-65) of the Technical Documentation.
  40. On 11/20/2019, this file was replaced, correcting the variable FKINDEX.
  41. On 9/22/2020 a revised file was provided to add the variable PRPERTYP. New record layouts and data dictionary were also released to reflect this update.

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