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.

crop workers in field

The survey began in Fiscal Year (FY) 1989; since then, over 73,000 crop workers have been interviewed.

The latest reports are available on this site and can also be accessed at ETA’s Research and Evaluation Publication Database. Report 15 summarizes findings for California that are based on 3,582 interviews that were conducted in fiscal years 2015 to 2019. Report 16 summarizes national-level findings that are based on 2,172 interviews that were collected in fiscal years 2019 and 2020.