The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
- The May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics data are scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.
Healthcare occupations had employment of 12 million in May 2015, representing
nearly 9 percent of total national employment. Registered nurses (2.7 million),
nursing assistants (1.4 million), and home health aides (820,630) were the
largest healthcare occupations.
Create up to 6,000 unique charts highlighting data for industries, areas, or occupations of interest. Overview charts highlight selected data for May 2015. Interactive charts allow users to customize charts to present employment and wage data for any state, metropolitan or nonmetropolitan area, industry, or any occupation. Charts showing location quotients can be used to compare employment in a particular state or area relative to the U.S. average. To get started, click on the chart image to the right.
Over 4,800 unique maps are available showing employment, wages, and location quotients for 800 occupations by state or area. Employment maps show employment levels for the occupation in each state or area. Wage maps show mean wages for the occupation in each area. Location quotients are a measure of the relative importance of an occupation in an area, and maps show the share of an occupation's employment in an area relative to the U.S. average. Get started by clicking on the chart to the right. From the drop down menus, select an occupational group and occupation, and then select the indicator to map.
Not that long ago, if you were planning a trip to another country, you would probably go to the library to do some research, pick up a foreign phrasebook, and go to the travel agent to book your flight and a hotel. But now, all you have to do is reach for a smart phone. We made just a short leap in time, but an enormous leap in technological advances. Today, it would be difficult to imagine our daily lives without smart phones, applications (“apps”), online shopping, and many other conveniences made possible by the men and women working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. This Spotlight on Statistics uses data from Occupational Employment Statistics and Employment Projections to take a closer look at STEM occupations.
- Tables takes you to the OES tables page, which contains links to all OES tables, including previous years.
- Text Files links you to the BLS FTP server, where you can view text files of the data behind the multi-screen data search. OE.txt provides an explanation of how the text files are set up.
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For additional information concerning the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey, contact an OES staff member at:
- Email: Contact us
- Telephone number: 202-691-6569
- Fax number: 202-691-6444
- Mail address: Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20212-0001
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