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Thank you for your interest in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). This page has resources to help you use OOH content and data for your projects.

Using and Republishing OOH Content

Please note the following guidelines when using material from the OOH:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) copyright policy indicates that you are free to use our public domain material without specific permission, although we do ask that you cite BLS as the source.

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How to Find OOH Data

This XML file contains all the data and the entire text from the OOH:

For information on how to import XML files, visit:

The Employment Projections program produces detailed projections for each occupation in the OOH:

Browse by occupation for wage and employment data at the national and sub-national level using Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program data:

Understanding the Projections Process

The Employment Projections program offers a number of resources with information on how the projections in the OOH are created, details on the education, training, and work experience designations used throughout the Handbook, and crosswalk and classification systems used by the OOH:

Occupational data in the OOH follow the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.

Industry data in the OOH follow the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Other Sources of Career Information

Visit Projections Central for state-level employment projections developed by state Labor Market Information (LMI) offices.

O*NET provides information on occupations at a detailed level.

O*NET also has data resources available in its Resource Center.

CareerOneStop has state and metro-area wage data and occupational information.

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, OOH Data Access and Republishing Information,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/ooh-developer-info.htm (visited May 20, 2024).

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023