Table Information

Workforce Information Database content originates in a variety of federal agencies.  For the data files that receive periodic updates, we’ve compiled supplemental information for those interested in viewing the source files or finding out more about the source data.

IPEDS

Description Postsecondary Education Institution and Program Information
WID Tables SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, PROGCOMP, SUPPLY
Source https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/login.aspx
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/education/
Notes Visual FoxPro and Access databases are available. See the NOTE ON GEOGRAPHY in the documentation file (schools09.pdf).

 

QCEW

Description Employment by Industry covered by Unemployment Insurance
WID Table INDUSTRY
Source https://www.bls.gov/cew/datatoc.htm (Latest ENB file found in the Legacy Flat Files area.)
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes Public file – contains no confidential information

 

CES

Description Employment by industry from the Current Employment Statistics program
WID Table CES
Source https://stats.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cesbtab1.htm
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes Data are updated monthly with new estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

CPS

Description Labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate
estimates from the Current Population Survey
WID Table LABFORCE
Source https://stats.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab1.htm/
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes Data range from 1948 through the most recent month, seasonally
adjusted and unadjusted. Data will be updated monthly at approximately
the same time as the CES data, usually within the first week to ten days.

 

CPI

Description Consumer Price Indices, All urban Workers (CPI-U) and Urban Wage
Earners & Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
WID Table CPI
Source https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/dsrv?cu and https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/dsrv?cw
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes Data are formatted for Workforce Information Database versions 2.3 and
2.4. Seasonally adjusted (1947-present) and unadjusted (1913-present) are included in one table.

 

OES Estimates

Description Annual employment and wage estimates for the OES program
WID Table WAGE (Versions 2.0 and later)
Source https://www.bls.gov/oes/special.requests/oesm12all.zip
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes Updated annually. Files contain estimates by occupation for totals and
by four and five-digit NAICS industries.

 

Census Income

Description Annual Median Household Income estimates by the Census Bureau
WID Table INCOME (Ver. 2.0 and later)
Source https://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/interactive/saipe.html?s_appName=saipe&map_yearSelector=2015&map_geoSelector=aa_c
Location WID State Files Page
Notes Updated annually

 

Census Population

Description Annual Population estimates by the Census Bureau
WID Table POPULATN
Source https://www.census.gov/popest/
Location WID State Files Page
Notes Updated annually

 

BEA Income

Description Estimates of total and per capita personal income from the
Bureau of Economic Analysis
WID Table INCOME (Ver. 2.0 and later)
Source https://www.bea.gov/regional/docs/income/
Location WID State Files Page
Notes Rankings are calculated by the NCSC and relate to like geography (counties within a state, MSAs in the country)


 

Employment Projections

Description National employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
WID Tables  Various
Source Industry Directory, Occupation Directory, Industry-Occupation Matrix
Location WID State Files Page
Notes Formatted for use with Version 2.3-2.5 of the Workforce Information Database. Changes in the occupational classification make the data incompatible with earlier versions of the database.

 

Office of Management and Budget Area Definitions

Description Annual revisions to names and composition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical  Areas and metropolitan Divisions.
WID Tables GEOG, SUBGEOG
Source https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/bulletins_default/
Location http://data.widcenter.org/wfinfodb/national/
Notes See Word/PDF documents in each ZIP file for AREATYPE additions used in that revision

 

Department of Defense

Description Counts of persons leaving the military by civilian occupation, state and county.
WID Table SUPPLY
Source Data file furnished by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
Location WID State Files Page
Notes DMDC furnishes data by military occupation. Converted to civilian occupations using DMDC crosswalk. State and national data calculated by NCSC based on county data.)

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