Implementing the 2018 SOC in the OES program – May 2019 and May 2020 Hybrid Occupations
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program began implementing the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system starting with data collection for the November 2018 panel.
OES estimates are calculated using data collected from six survey panels over three years. Because data will be collected under two different systems, estimates for May 2019 and May 2020 will be based on a hybrid of the two classification systems.
During the transition to the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, OES estimates will be based on a “hybrid” structure that is a combination of the 2010 SOC and 2018 SOC. A spreadsheet showing the list of May 2019 and May 2020 occupations and the occupations on which they are based is available for download at: www.bls.gov/oes/oes_2019_hybrid_structure.xlsx.
Last Modified Date: March 11, 2020