Education

Many states have a use for information about higher education providers, either for analytical purposes or to be able to direct job seekers to appropriate programs.  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) puts out data about providers and programs offered, organized by state but containing address-level data.

Data Sources

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceIPEDSSameThere are Preliminary, Provisional, and Final data sets.  Schedule is approximate and lag varies for different download files.
WID Version?2017
2016
The ARC files use the Provisional source data.

Table Format

This source provides content for data tables PROGRAMS, SCHOOLS, and PROGCOMP.

WID2.8:                PROGRAMS                 SCHOOLS                 PROGCOMP

Update Calendar

In general new files are published in the fall but the source data is sometimes delayed.

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COMPLTYP                                     OCCCODES
LENTYPE                                         CLASSTIME
INSTOWN                                       INSTTYPE

   

POPULATN

This table contains population estimates for a geographic area and time period.

Data Sources

This comes from publicly available Census data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time. ​

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceNational, stateMetropolitan/ micropolitan

County

City and town

WID Version?All areas This comes from publicly available Census data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

There have been no recent changes.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

None

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GEOG

PERIOD

POPSOURCE

   

LICAUTH

The licauth table contains all agencies that issue occupational licenses.  It is furnished to the ARC by state LMI offices.  For more detail on this process, see our FAQ.

Data Sources

The source for this data varies by state.

Table Format

In version 2.8 the authority name fields were changed from name1, name2, and name3 to department, division, and board to improve consistency between states.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

States should submit revisions every two years.  To find out when your state’s most recent submission was, email Amanda at ARC.DEED@state.mn.us.

   

LICENSE

The license table is furnished to the ARC by state LMI offices.  For more detail on this process, see our FAQ.

Data Sources

The source for this data varies by state.

Table Format

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.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

States should submit revisions every two years.  To find out when your state’s most recent submission was, email Amanda at ARC.DEED@state.mn.us.

   

INCOME

Income data by geography. Includes income estimates from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Data Sources

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceBEABEABEA income data is available for the US, States, and Counties and is published at various times throughout the year.  National data lags by a year, but state and local data are published later.
 CensusCensusCensus income is available for the US, States, Metro/Micro areas and Counties and is published annually.
ARC Version?State PagesThis comes from publicly available BEA data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time. National data is contained in state-specific file.
WID Version?State PagesThis comes from publicly available Census data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time. National data is contained in state-specific file.

Table Format

There have been no recent changes.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

BEA: https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/2017rd.htm

Census: https://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=cens1sample&cid=31793&PHPSESSID=8c565d8eb664fa366a0b776d55e55b1a&jsenabled

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GEOG

PERIOD

INCOMTYP

   

INDUSTRY

Table of covered employment by industry collected for the ES-202/QCEW report.

Data Sources

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceBLSBLSQCEW 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.
EXPOThese are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download as completed.
WID Version?Download HereThis comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time. This extract is for the entire year, after the annual publication.

Table Format

There have been no recent changes.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

https://www.bls.gov/schedule/news_release/cew.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

OWNERSHP

INDCODES

   

EMPDB

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 Sources

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourcevendorData 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.

Career OneStop

Career OneStop (widget)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.
WID Version?N/AN/AThe download from the vendor is similar to EMPDB structure.

Table Format

There were some values in the most recent release that violated foreign keys.  The vendor put out this to explain the difference.

WID2.8

WID2.7

Update Calendar

Not published

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).

   

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

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceBLS BLSOES data is published annually from a 3-year overlapping sample.  For this reason, changes in occupational coding can complicate loads into the database.
LEWISThese 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 HereThis 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.

WID2.8

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

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceBLSAlthough 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 CentralProjections SuiteThese are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download as completed.
WID Version?Download HereThis comes from publicly available BLS data and will be available shortly after the official publication date/time.

Table Format

In version 2.8 field titles were lengthened and an ownership field was added to inddir to help crosswalk the industries that are unique to projections. 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.

WID2.8

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

NationalState/LocalNotes
SourceBLSBLSLAUS 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.
 STARSLAUSTooThese are for editing and controlled access by LMI Analysts. State-level data is available for download before official BLS publication.
WID Version?Download HereDownload HereThis 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).

WID2.8

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