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MEPS HC-124: 2009 Jobs File
Release date: April 2011

This public use data file contains jobs-level data from the 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC). Released as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA programming statements and in SAS transport format, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States during the calendar year 2009. The file contains job-level information collected in Rounds 3-5 for the thirteenth Panel and Rounds 1-3 for the fourteenth Panel of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2009); it includes variables pertaining to household-reported jobs, including wages, hours, industry, and occupation.

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Documentation PDF (269 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (111 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (52 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (26 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (33 KB)
2003 Industry Codes File PDF (73 KB) / HTML
2003 Occupation Codes File PDF (18 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (1.3 MB) / EXE (1.4 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (1.9 MB) / EXE (2.0 MB)


Questionnaires — see Survey Questionnaires
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.

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