Occupational Data

BLS provides projections of occupational employment, occupation within industry employment, replacement rates, and information on education by occupation.

Methodology and Definitions

The production of occupational projections is described in detail on the Employment Projections program's methodology page and in chapter 13 of the BLS Handbook of Methods. (PDF)

Definitions of the occupational data presented by the Employment Projections program are available on our occupational data definitions page.

Data Tables

All occupational tables in a single file (XLS, 1.4 MB)

Occupational Employment Databases

The National Employment Matrix database displays data on 2012 and projected 2022 employment and employment change. Users can search by occupation or by industry. For example, data on secretaries and executive assistants can be found across all industries in which they are employed, and data on the construction industry can be displayed by detailed occupation.

The Occupational Projections Data database displays data on 2012 and projected 2022 employment, employment change, job openings, education, training, and wages for each detailed National Employment Matrix occupation. Users can obtain specific data for any occupation in the matrix and compare the results with data on other detailed occupations.

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Data For Researchers

  • Programmable data and accompanying documentation files:
    • Industry employment directory including a complete listing of industry titles and codes (XLS)
    • Occupational employment directory including a complete listing of occupation titles and codes (XLS)
    • A single file with all National Employment Matrix data (ZIP, 1.7 MB)
    • How to Decompress ZIP Files
  • Compressed XLS tables that can be imported into a spreadsheet:
    • A set of individual industry-occupation matrix files, by industry for 2012—22 (ZIP, 13.1 MB). These tables contain occupational employment for each industry.
    • A set of individual industry-occupation matrix files, by occupation for 2012—22 (ZIP, 17.8 MB). These tables contain industry employment for each occupation.

Last Modified Date: January 3, 2014