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Occupational Requirements Survey

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The Economics Daily

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Ability to telework available to 10.6 percent of civilian workers in 2022

The ability to telework was available to 10.6 percent of civilian workers during 2022. Among occupational groups, the ability to telework ranged from about half of workers in computer and mathematical occupations to less than 2.0 percent of workers in healthcare occupations. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Has the pandemic permanently changed job requirements?

This article reports on an examination of whether the pandemic led to changes in job requirements measured in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Requirements Survey. read more »

Handbook Of Methods

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Occupational Requirements Survey Overview

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Beyond the Numbers

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Minds at work: what’s required according to the Occupational Requirements Survey

How much problem-solving time goes into an architect’s job? What types of mental capabilities are required of employees who work in a telework environment? What types of interpersonal skills are required for customer service jobs? Mental and cognitive job requirements provide job seekers with important information on the soft skills needed for specific jobs and a sense of the demands of different occupations read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs

BLS has many data products that can be used to help individuals with disabilities plan their career paths. This Spotlight on Statistics highlights these products and demonstrates how they can be used to evaluate potential jobs, using two specific occupations as examples. read more »