IOWAGE

The primary data source of this table is the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program, a BLS-state partnership for collecting data at the occupational level.

Data Sources

National State/Local Notes
Source BLS  BLS OES data is published annually from a 3-year overlapping sample.  For this reason, changes in occupational coding can complicate loads into the database.
LEWIS These are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data can also be aggregated to state-specific regional combinations, as well extracts created for analysis.
WID Version? Download Here This comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

With version 2.6, OESWAGE was replaced with IOWAGE, a similar table that is designed to be more accommodating of additional data sources.

WID2.6-2.7

WID2.4

Update Calendar

Not published
Latest information at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf

Related Tables

Links to the table description in the current structure document.  Note: Page anchors do not work in Microsoft Edge (the default browser for some states).

GEOG

PERIOD

OCCCODES

INDCODES

WGSOURCE

RATETYPE

   

IOMATRIX

National Projections are a BLS program and State and Local Projections are an ETA program conducted in partnership with states.  National projections are produced every two years while the areas and frequency of state-level estimates is more variable.

Data Sources

National State/Local Notes
Source BLS Although data is produced for industries and occupations and combined into a single table for the purposes of the WID, the BLS presents them as separate programs.  Analysis and documentation may not apply to both industry and occupational projections.
Projections Central Projections Suite These are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download as completed.
WID Version? Download Here This comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

With version 2.7, data fields were added to reflect changes in methodology.  Fields that no longer have historically consistent meaning or are no longer available were left in the table structure to preserve historic data but are meant to be left NULL with new imports.

WID2.7

WID2.6.1

Update Calendar

National: Odd numbered years, usually in December

Related Tables

Links to the table description in the current structure document.  Note: Page anchors do not work in Microsoft Edge (the default browser for some states).

GEOG

INDDIR

OCCDIR

GROWCODE

   

LABFORCE

The National Unemployment Rate and Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) is a BLS program produced as a state and federal partnership.  These are monthly unemployment numbers produced for the US, states, counties, large cities, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA).

Data Sources

National State/Local Notes
Source BLS BLS LAUS has a variety of small areas available, including a state option to publish cities that don’t meet the national thresholds and regional variations in types of areas. State and MSA data will be published by the BLS later than National Data.
 STARS LAUSToo These are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download before official BLS publication.
WID Version? Download Here Download Here This comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

With version 2.7, data fields were added for Labor Force Participation Rates (LFPR) and Employment to Population Ratio (EPR).  These variables are available nationally and at the state level through STARS.  Because they’re not posted publicly by the BLS at the state level the national download file has been updated to reflect the new table format, but the states data file has not (new LFPR and EPR fields can be left as NULL).

WID2.7

WID2.6

Update Calendar

National: https://www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/empsit.htm
State: https://www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/laus.htm

Related Tables

Links to the table description in the current structure document.  Note: Page anchors do not work in Microsoft Edge (the default browser for some states).

GEOG

PERIOD

BENMARK

   

CES

Current Employment Statistics (CES) is a BLS program produced as a state and federal partnership.  These are monthly employment numbers at the National, State, and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) levels.

Data Sources

National State/Local Notes
Source BLS BLS The only sub-state data available is for MSAs and can be downloaded with the state data. State and MSA data will be published by the BLS later than National Data.
ACESWeb This is for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download before official BLS publication.
WID Version? Download Here Download Here This comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

With version 2.5, data fields were reconfigured to reflect the availability of data for All Workers (prior to the change, CES data was produced for Production Workers only)

WID2.5-2.7

WID2.4

Update Calendar

National: https://www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/empsit.htm
State/Metro Areas: https://www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/metro.htm

Related Tables

Links to the table description in the current structure document.  Note: Page anchors do not work in Microsoft Edge (the default browser for some states).

GEOG

PERIOD

CESCODE

BENMARK