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. ​

National State/Local Notes
Source National, state Metropolitan/ micropolitan

County

City and town

WID Version? State Pages  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.

WID2.7

Update Calendar

None

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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

No recent changes.

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

No recent changes.

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

National State/Local Notes
Source BEA BEA BEA 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.
 Census Census Census income is available for the US, States, Metro/Micro areas and Counties and is published annually.
ARC Version? State Pages This 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 Pages This 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.

WID2.7

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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INDUSTRY

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

Data Sources

National State/Local Notes
Source BLS BLS 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.
EXPO 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. This extract is for the entire year, after the annual publication.

Table Format

There have been no recent changes.

WID2.7

Update Calendar

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

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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

National State/Local Notes
Source vendor 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.

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/A N/A The 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.

WID2.7

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

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

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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).

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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PERIOD

CESCODE

BENMARK