This public use data file contains jobs-level data from the 2019 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC). Released as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R programming statements), a SAS transport file, a SAS V9 file, a CSV file, and a Stata file, 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 2019. The file contains job-level information collected in Round 3-5 for Panel 23 and Rounds 1-3 for Panel 24 of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2019); it includes variables pertaining to household-reported jobs, including wages, hours, industry, and occupation.
details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the
MEPS GitHub page.
The MEPS Industry Codes Condensing Rules and Occupation Codes Condensing Rules are now located in the Documentation Appendix, and no longer listed as separate files.
*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.