Update to 2017 North American Industry Classification System on February 2, 2018


With the release of January 2018 data on February 2, 2018, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey will revise the basis for industry classification from the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to NAICS 2017. The conversion to NAICS 2017 will result in minor revisions reflecting content and coding changes within the mining and logging, retail trade, information, financial activities, and professional and business services sectors, as well as a number of consolidations within the mining and logging, durable goods manufacturing, retail trade, and information sectors. Several industry titles and descriptions also will be updated. Approximately 4 percent of employment will be reclassified into different industries as a result of the revision. Details of new, discontinued, and collapsed industries as a result of the NAICS 2017 update, as well as changes due to the annual benchmarking process, will be available on January 5, 2018.

For more information on NAICS 2017, see www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/.

 

Last Modified Date: October 30, 2017