I am doing research in econometrics and am in need of the disaggregated data from the 2013 Consumer Expenditure Survey. I would like to analyze it using R.

When looking for the data on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website I was unable to find it. I contacted them and got a response that essentially amounted to "it's on there" yet I still can't find it. Does anyone know if there is another source of this data?

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here's the microdata https://www.bls.gov/cex/pumd_data.htm

here's how to analyze with R http://asdfree.com/consumer-expenditure-survey-ces.html


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