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Related to this other question: Centralized sources of *monthly* data accessible through API (or otherwise automated query)

Looking at https://www.census.gov/data/developers/data-sets.html, it seemed to me that the Census bureau does not yet have an API for monthly CPS data. In R, I couldn't find an api listed under listCensusApis() from censusapi , which reinforced my impression that there just wasn't an API for this data.

So I went through the ordeal of manually selecting variables using the data browser: https://data.census.gov/mdat.

Once I was done, I ended up on the final download page. To my surprise, on top of a direct dowload link, that page also included two API links:

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So my questions are:

  • Is there or is there not an API for that data?
  • If there is, what are its name, query structure, etc.?
  • In particular, can I query it using getCensus from censusapi, and if so, how (what are the name and vintage format and can I obtain summary statistics by state or otherwise select a custom geography?)

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