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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for nearly 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

For Your Information

In the spring of 2022, the OEWS program used a new estimation methodology. The new model-based estimation methodology, called MB3, has advantages over the existing methodology. Estimates for the years 2015-2019 were re-calculated using the new estimation methodology. More information regarding the MB3 methodology can be found at

In the spring of 2021, the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program will begin using the name Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) to better reflect the range of data available from the program. Data released on or after March 31, 2021 will reflect the new program name. Data collection materials, including forms, emails, and letters, will be updated for employers in the May 2021 survey panel. Webpages, publications, and other materials associated with previous data releases will retain the Occupational Employment Statistics name.

The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program.