The 2009 public-use microdata (PUMD) were originally released to the public on October 5, 2010. One erratum was issued after the release. The zip files below contain the most recent version (December 15, 2010) of the 2009 PUMD, including addenda files.
The 2009 PUMD was the first year CE included paradata in the data files. Aside from this major addition, there were not many changes from the 2008 microdata. Some of the highlights and changes in the 2009 PUMD were:
To learn how to download the zip files below, please see Instructions for Downloading Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata and Documentation. See the 2009 read me text file for a listing and information about the 2009 PUMD files. Also, a 'Getting Started' guide (PDF) is available to those who are new to CE PUMD.
|Interview (zip) (78.9 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (19.8 MB) |||Diary (zip) (16.0 MB)|
|Interview (zip) (94.2 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (30.4 MB) |||Diary (zip) (20.7 MB)|
|Interview (zip) (63.3 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (13.6 MB) |||Diary (zip) (11.5 MB)|
|Interview (zip) (69.5 MB) |||EXPN (zip) (15.7 MB) |||Diary (zip) (12.5 MB)|
The documentation zip file contains user guides and documentation, data dictionaries, parameter files, and sample programs.
This section lists all the errata that were issued for the 2009 PUMD release.
Please note: the files available for download are as originally released. Any addenda will have to be applied by the user.
December 15, 2010
Due to a processing error, several records in 2009Q3 were missing information regarding the 2009 rebate checks for social security recipients in the Interview MEMB file. This error affected 1,204 records and 6 variables. No expenditure or income estimates were affected by the missing information. (PDF).
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Last Modified Date: March 5, 2014