The occcodes table contains industry codes of all types. It references the occtypes table. Depending on what tables your state populates and how long the historical series is, which code types you need may vary quite a bit.
ONET has more detail than SOC and has two more digits to reflect that. In most cases, the two systems can be crosswalked by directly matching the first 6 digits of the code, but the identification of occupations with more detail and aggregating those detailed occupations requires caution
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is used by the Department of Education to describe classes, credentials, and courses of study. In recent years, many different approaches to matching CIP codes to occupational codes have been attempted in order to research labor force mismatches and the benefits of higher education.
The indcodes table contains industry codes of all types. It references the indtypes table. Depending on what tables your state populates and how long the historical series is, which code types you need may vary quite a bit.
This is a NAICS-based structure that has been modified to suit the survey methodology and universe of the CES program. Because the data is intended for use in a time series, when codes are revised they are applied retroactively to the historic series
The license table is furnished to the ARC by state LMI offices. For more detail on this process, see our FAQ.
The source for this data varies by state.
In version 2.8 several requirements fields were added to allow comparison of license characteristics between states. Preliminary values have been generated from existing license descriptions and other data sources for most licenses. Those values will be available in the state download folders soon.
A table containing identifiers for substate geographic areas. For each larger stfips, areatype, area combination, this table will contain a list of unique substfips, subareatyp and subarea smaller combinations that comprise the larger geographic area.
Workforce Development Boards (WDB) are state program areas. They’re defined locally but tracked by CareerOneStop and reviewed annually to ensure they remain current. This data set makes COS verified WDB definitions available in standard GEOG/SUBGEOG format.
As stated in the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Workforce Information Core Products and Services Grant, “States are required to implement and maintain the most current version of the Workforce Information Database and populate all tables designated as core tables in accordance with guidelines issued by the Analyst Resource Center (ARC). Database content must be updated timely in order to be as current as the state’s most recent publications and data releases.”
See the ETA Guidelines page for more information regarding ETA requirements.
The following tables have been designated as the core Workforce Information Database tables. Additional information is available for those tables with links.
QCEW data is published quarterly with a lag of 6 to 9 months. It is available nationally, statewide, and for counties. States may have different regulations regarding QCEW publication and more detail may be available directly from states.
These are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download as completed.
This table contains the employer data from the Workforce Information Database Employer Database. Contents are furnished by a private contractor and use of the data in the Employer Database is subject to the terms and agreements the found in the contract signed by the states and the Employer Database supplier.
Data is released at the state level from the vendor once or twice a year. It can be arranged to download it from the vendor and a disk is sent to state LMI offices.
CareerOneStop receives the data through the same contract as states. They have produced a search tool and embeddable widget that meets contract requirements that states can link to or insert on their own websites.
The download from the vendor is similar to EMPDB structure.
There were some values in the most recent release that violated foreign keys. The vendor put out this to explain the difference.