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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics


For help filling out the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Report and IDCF number requests, please contact your state office.

For help using the online data collection system, email

For additional information concerning the Occupational Employment Statistics program and OEWS estimates, contact an OEWS staff member:

  • Email: Fill out our contact form
  • Telephone number: 202-691-6569
  • Fax number: 202-691-6444
  • Mail address: Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20212-0001

Obtaining OEWS Estimates in Electronic Format

Two types of OEWS estimates can be downloaded directly from this website in Excel (XLS) format:

  • Occupational employment and wage estimates by geographic area (national, state, metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan area)
  • National Occupational employment and wage estimates by industry (sector, 3-, 4-, and selected 5- and 6-digit North American Industry Classification System levels)

Download Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

In addition to the estimates that can be downloaded directly from this website, historical OEWS estimates are available upon request through the contact information above. Historical OEWS estimates consist of the 1988 to 1995 national occupational employment and wage data by industry, for most industries at the 2- and 3-digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) levels. Estimates for 1988 - 1995 contain only employment data. Between 1988 and 1995 covered industries were surveyed once in a three-year cycle. The OEWS program now surveys all covered industries each year.

Note: 1996 estimates are not available.

OEWS State Employment and Wage Estimates

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics estimates, by occupation and by industry, for individual states are available from the states' Labor Market Information (LMI) or Research, Analysis, and Statistics offices which are part of their State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs). Availability, format and medium of the data varies by state. To obtain OEWS estimates for a particular state, please contact the appropriate office on the State Contact List.

North American Industrial Classification System

In order to classify occupations by industry, the OEWS survey uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). See the NAICS Division Structure for more information about the NAICS system.


Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021