The Occupational Employment Statistics (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 nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
The May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics data were released on March 31st, 2017 and are available at www.bls.gov/oes/tables.htm.
Video: A Look at Occupational Employment in the United States
This video looks at the different types of jobs people have, from the largest groups to the smallest.
Construction and extraction occupations had employment of nearly 5.6 million
in May 2016, representing 4 percent of total employment. Construction laborers
(912,100), carpenters (676,980), and electricians (607,120) were the largest
construction and extraction occupations.
Create up to 6,000 unique charts highlighting data for industries, areas, or occupations of interest. Overview charts highlight selected data for May 2016. Interactive charts allow users to customize charts to present employment and wage data for any state, metropolitan or non-metropolitan area, industry, or any occupation. Charts showing locations quotients can be used to compare employment in a particular state or area relative to the US average. To get started, click on the chart image to the right.
Over 4,800 unique maps are available showing employment, wages, and location quotients for 800 occupations by state or area. Employment maps show employment levels for the occupation in each state or area. Wage maps show mean wages for the occupation in each area. Location quotients are a measure of the relative importance of an occupation in an area, and maps show the share of an occupation's employment in an area relative to the U.S. average. Get started by clicking on the chart to the right. From the drop down menus, select an occupational group and occupation, and then select the indicator to map.
"…Panem, the country that rose up out of the ashes of a place that was once called North America." –The Hunger Games (Scholastic Press)
In The Hunger Games, author Suzanne Collins never reveals the exact locations of the Districts of Panem. What if you could map them by using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)?
Fans of the popular The Hunger Games trilogy know that the stories are set in Panem, a futuristic area previously called North America, with a capital located somewhere in what was known as the Rockies. Panem is divided into districts, each of which has a primary industry. BLS employment data can help you solve the puzzle of where in North America those districts would be.
Keep reading to learn how to use BLS data to identify 12 districts of Panem. Because BLS data cover the United States, this article uses clues from U.S. locations rather than from North America as a whole.