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Employment Projections
Bureau of Labor Statistics > Employment Projections > Methods > Classifications and Crosswalks

Classifications and Crosswalks

The Employment Projections (EP) program publishes the classification systems used to produce the employment projections. In addition, EP publishes selected crosswalks between these classification systems and those from other data sources.

Classification Systems

Industry sectoring plan (XLSX)

This classification system is used for projections of:

  • Commodity and industry output
  • Industry employment

The system uses definitions found in the 2022 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

More information about the North American Industry Classification System is available from the Census Bureau at:

NOTE: Industries in this system are limited to sectors for which EP projects output. EP publishes industry employment for additional sectors in the National Employment Matrix (see Industry employment directory below).

Industry employment directory (XLSX)

To develop the National Employment Matrix industry structure, BLS staff combines the structures used to report estimates from the Current Employment Statistics (CES), the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS), and Current Population Survey (CPS) programs. Data from OEWS, CES, and CPS used to construct the matrix are crosswalked to the 2022 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).(1)

Occupational employment directory (XLSX)

The occupational structure of the Matrix is based on the structure used by the OEWS program, which is currently based on the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.

More information about the Standard Occupational Classification system is available at:

More information about how the OEWS program classifies occupations is available at:


National Employment Matrix/SOC to ACS Crosswalk (XLSX)

  • National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the American Community Survey (ACS)

National Employment Matrix/SOC to CPS Crosswalk (XLSX)

  • National Employment Matrix/SOC occupation equivalents from the Current Population Survey (CPS)

O*NET-SOC to Occupational Outlook Handbook Crosswalk (XLSX)

Occupational Outlook Handbook A-Z index (XLSX)

Footnotes:   1See Occupational and industry classification systems used in the Current Population Survey(includes crosswalk information and conversion factors).

Last Modified Date: September 6, 2023