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Handbook of Methods Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Overview

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 Pay, Employment
Key measures
  • Employment
  • Occupational wages
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses, Government agencies
Classification Industry, Geography, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail National, Nonmetropolitan areas, State, Metro area
Scope Private sector, Government
Key products

Occupational Employment Statistics news release

OES Data Tables

Program webpage

Last Modified Date: August 31, 2020