To ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of the industry classification, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is reviewed every five years to determine what, if any, changes are required. In conjunction with its counterparts in Mexico and Canada, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget developed NAICS 2017. This revision will be introduced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) with the release of first quarter 2017 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data.
There are three types of revisions for NAICS 2017:
The NAICS 2017 revision focused on new and emerging industries as well as updating the structure of the oil and gas industries in Subsector 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. Additional clarification on research and development in nanotechnology and department stores with significant perishable grocery sales industries have also been provided. Finally, some industry titles and descriptions were also updated. For NAICS 2017, there were 1,154 new index items added.
All figures cited are preliminary December 2015 data. For further information on the NAICS 2017 revision, including the implementation schedules of other BLS programs, please see the BLS NAICS Web site.
For detailed information on QCEW establishment, employment, and wage levels for each industry affected by the NAICS 2017 conversion, please refer to this QCEW 2017 revision table.
For a complete list of NAICS 2017 codes, titles, descriptions, and index items, please access the Industry Finder.
Last Modified Date: December 20, 2019