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Economic Definition of survey week. Defined.

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Term survey week Definition: The calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) containing the 19th day of the month that is used to conduct the Current Population Survey (CPS). This is the time period in which CPS interviews contact occupants of 60,000 households included in the survey. The survey questions posed by the interviewers then refer to the employment activities of the respondents during the previous calendar week, which is the termed the reference week. The activities of survey respondents during the reference week is the source of information used to estimate the unemployment rate and other employment information generated by the CPS.

 

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