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rpnoperson number
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1128743.743.7
294732.232.2
346315.715.7
41735.95.9
5592.02.0
611.4.4
74.1.1
81.0.0
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text RJ10A : Can you look at this card (45) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you did next?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye136412.412.4
Empl self/diff emply2150451.151.1
Unemp/job seeking345115.315.3
Retd from pd emplymt41324.54.5
On maternity leave527.9.9
Looking after family61143.93.9
F-t education71254.24.2
Lng trm sick/disabld8561.91.9
On govt trng scheme914.5.5
Something else101585.45.4
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhcjsstatus is current job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text RJ10AA : Can I just check, is this your current (job)/(activity)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1228877.777.7
No265722.322.3
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text RJ10B : And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Day
Valid cases493Missing cases2452
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text RJ10B : And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January1401.46.3
February224.83.8
March3341.25.3
April4471.67.3
May5531.88.3
June6491.77.7
July7702.410.9
August81043.516.3
September91284.320.0
October10451.57.0
November11311.14.8
December1215.52.3
Missing or wild-98.3Missing
Inapplicable-8228877.7Missing
Don't know-19.3Missing
Valid cases640Missing cases2305
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text RJ10B : And on what date did you stop doing that and start your next job or other activity? Year
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2007341.25.3
200860920.794.1
20094.1.6
Missing or wild-98.3Missing
Inapplicable-8228877.7Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases647Missing cases2298
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhck1check employment history status
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Prev employment130910.510.5
Prev non-employment234011.511.6
Current status3229277.877.9
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases2941Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhck2check j28 required?
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireDerived
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
J28 required148016.320.9
End job history2181261.579.1
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-864922.0Missing
Valid cases2292Missing cases653
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text RJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J10/J19B). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases259Missing cases2686
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text RJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J10/J19B). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases297Missing cases2648
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text RJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee11936.664.1
Part time employee2903.129.9
Self-employed318.66.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8264089.6Missing
Valid cases301Missing cases2644
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text RJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11.05.6
No217.694.4
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8292399.3Missing
Valid cases18Missing cases2927
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHSEMP = 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text RJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (46) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy12398.184.5
Loc Gvt/twn hall321.77.4
NHS/higher educ49.33.2
Natlised indtry51.0.4
Non-profit orgs.66.22.1
Other87.22.5
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8265890.3Missing
Valid cases283Missing cases2662
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text RJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager125.88.8
Foreman/superv28.32.8
Not mngr/superv32508.588.3
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8265890.3Missing
Valid cases283Missing cases2662
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text RJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases301Missing cases2644
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text RJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 2118.66.0
3 - 92531.817.6
10 - 243682.322.6
25 - 494471.615.6
50 - 995301.010.0
100 - 199625.88.3
200 - 499723.87.6
500 - 999810.33.3
1000 or more916.55.3
DK/under 251011.43.7
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8264089.6Missing
Valid cases301Missing cases2644
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhpaylpay at 1.9.2007: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text RJ24 : Rlease think back to September 1st 2007 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3562.949184.96160000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated12548.6100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8264089.6Missing
Refused-29.3Missing
Don't know-1381.3Missing
Valid cases254Missing cases2691
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2007 prev. job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text RJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.001314.456.7
2.008.33.5
4.006.22.6
4.33521.822.5
52.00341.214.7
Missing or wild-9.004.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00268791.2Missing
Per hour-4.0023.8Missing
Valid cases231Missing cases2714
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2007 prev. job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text RJ26 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions11214.147.6
After deductions2943.237.0
No deductions3391.315.4
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Inapplicable-8268791.2Missing
Valid cases254Missing cases2691
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text RJ27 : Would you look at this card (47) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted15.21.7
Left for better job2822.827.2
Made redundant3311.110.3
Dismissed or sacked415.55.0
Temporary job ended5642.221.3
Stopped health reas78.32.7
Left to have baby87.22.3
Children/home care96.22.0
Care of other person101.0.3
Moved area117.22.3
Started college/univ1214.54.7
Other reason13612.120.3
Missing or wild-912.4Missing
Inapplicable-8263289.4Missing
Valid cases301Missing cases2644
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is a job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text RJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11354.633.5
Promot prospects2341.28.4
More responsibl36.21.5
Job security422.75.5
More interes job522.75.5
Specific type work6421.410.4
Be own boss75.21.2
Grter initiative85.21.2
Less commuting919.64.7
Less hours102.1.5
More flex hrs1120.75.0
To use skills1312.43.0
Less dmandng wrk144.11.0
Prefer this job158.32.0
New job better168.32.0
Other96592.014.6
Missing or wild-9682.3Missing
Inapplicable-8247484.0Missing
Valid cases403Missing cases2542
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3 AND RJHSTAT = 1 OR 2 AND RJHCJS = 1) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007 and this spell is R's current job
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1228877.777.7
251617.517.5
3953.23.2
4331.11.1
59.3.3
64.1.1
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (RCJSCK1 GE 3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2007
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text REG3
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee RJOBHSTD Record Header.
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
Valid cases259Missing cases2686
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHSTD
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
580.55249.83112925
Valid cases297Missing cases2648
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18