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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics: Overview

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Quick Facts: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
Subject areas Employment, Pay
Key measures
  • Employment
  • Occupational wages
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses and governments
Classification system Geography, Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail Metro area, National, Nonmetropolitan areas, State
Scope Government, Private sector
Key products

Occupational Employment Statistics news release

OES Data Tables

Program webpage

www.bls.gov/oes

Last Modified Date: August 31, 2020