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Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) - May 2016

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) - May 2016

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2016.  Arkansas data is available for the State, Local Workforce Development Areas, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas.  Data can be found on the Data Search tool at or Go to for more information.

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey is a cooperative program between States and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The OES program conducts a semiannual mail survey designed to produce estimates of employment and wages for specific occupations. The program collects data on wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in order to produce employment and wage estimates for about 800 occupations. Data from self-employed persons are not collected and are not included in the estimates. The OES program produces these occupational estimates for the nation as a whole, by state, by metropolitan or nonmetropolitan area, and by industry or ownership. BLS produces occupational employment and wage estimates for over 450 industry classifications at the national level. The industry classifications correspond to the sector, 3-, 4-, and selected 5- and 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industrial groups. 

Go to the BLS website to view data for all states and the nation:


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