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Occupational Requirements Survey

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Handbook Of Methods

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Occupational Requirements Survey Calculation

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The Economics Daily

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The average job required 1,021 days of prior work experience in 2022

Prior work experience was required for 47.5 percent of workers and on-the-job training was required for 79.0 percent. On average in 2022, workers were required to have 1,021 days of previous experience. Prior work experience required for management occupations was an average of 1,996 days, while community and social services occupations required 723 days. 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 »