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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

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The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for approximately 830 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.


  • The May 2021 estimates were the first OEWS estimates based solely on survey data collected using the 2018 SOC Read More »
  • With the May 2021 estimates, the OEWS program now uses a new estimation methodology. Read More »
  • In the spring of 2021, the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program began using the name Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) Read More »


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News Releases

//OCWAGE QCT Resilio Test 10/10/2023// News Release Test


//OCWAGE Resilio QCT Test 10/10/2023// The 10 largest occupations accounted for more than 20 percent of total U.S. employment in May 2010.

Next Release

The Occupational Employment and Wages release is scheduled to be released on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
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The Economics Daily

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Copy (1) of U.S. import and export prices down slightly for year ending November 2016

From November 2015 to November 2016, U.S. import prices decreased 0.1 percent and export prices decreased 0.3 percent. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Annual data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey show that the labor market continued to trend upward throughout 2018, with job openings and hires at their highest levels since the series began in December 2000. read more »

BLS Reports

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New Topic To Test 2020

Testing a new Topic: In 2017, 80.4 million workers age 16 and older in the United States were paid at hourly rates, representing 58.3 percent of all wage and salary workers. Among those paid by the hour, 542,000 workers earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 1.3 million had wages below the federal minimum. Together, these 1.8 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum made up 2.3 percent of all hourly paid workers. read more »