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Handbook of Methods Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Overview

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics: Overview

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) 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 Government agencies, Survey of businesses
Classification Geography, Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail Metro area, National, Nonmetropolitan areas, State
Scope Government, Private sector
Key products

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics news release

OEWS Data Tables

Program webpage

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021