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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

OEWS MB3 Estimates

Economists in the BLS Office of Employment Research and Program Development developed an alternative estimation methodology for estimates of employment and wages from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program. The alternative methodology may have advantages over the existing methodology as described in the Monthly Labor Review article. The estimates are available in the links below, and are being shared with the public for review and comment. Questions on the data or methods should be sent to

May 2015

May 2016

May 2017

May 2018

May 2019

May 2020


Contact Information

For additional information concerning OEWS MB3 estimates, please contact an ERPDS staff member:

  • E-mail:
  • Mail address: Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Employment Research and Program Development Staff, Suite 4945, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20212-0001


Last Modified Date: June 6, 2022