The National Agricultural Workers Survey

The National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) is an employment-based, random- sample survey of U.S. crop workers that collects demographic, employment, and health data in face-to-face interviews.

The survey began in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 1989; since then, nearly 70,000 workers have been interviewed. The survey's findings are made available through periodic reports and presentations. Additionally, a NAWS public access data (NAWSPAD) file and several documents describing the survey are available for download on this site.

The latest national summary report, which is based on 2015-2016 data, is available on this site and can also be accessed at ETA's Research and Evaluation Publication Database.

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Updated: January 23, 2019