Occupational Requirements Survey
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Information for Survey Participants

General Information

Collection forms

Collection manuals

The procedures and instructions used by BLS during ORS data collection are updated annually in conjunction with the fielding of each sample. The first wave of collection consisted of three samples and correspond to reference year 2018 estimates. The second wave of collection will include five samples and correspond to preliminary estimates each year until final reference year 2023 estimates are published.

  • Second wave (five sample groups collected from September 2018 to July 2023)
    • 2019-2020 (PDF)
    • 2018-2019 (PDF)
  • First wave (three sample groups for the following collection periods)
    • 2017-2018 (PDF)
    • 2016-2017 (PDF)
    • 2015-2016 (PDF)

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