Monday, June 01, 2020 8:30 AM ~ 9:30 AM ET

The annual Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) were published on March 31, 2020.  These data reflect employment and wage data as of May 2019. 

The OES program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. 

These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.


Annually, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES).

In this presentation, BLS provides an overview of the May 2019 OES data released on March 31, 2020.  This audio presentation will explain the development of these estimates, the data products created by OES, highlights from the newly released data, and data examples for state and local areas.

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program provides employment and wage estimates for nearly 800 occupations in the nation, states, and approximately 530 areas.

National data are available by industry for approximately 415 industry classifications and by ownership across all industries, schools, and hospitals.

This OES news release features installation, maintenance, and repair; sales and related; and community and social service occupations, in addition to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) occupations and employment and wages by typical entry- level educational requirement.

With the May 2019 estimates, the OES program has begun implementing the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.