2018 SOC Implementation Schedule for BLS programs

BLS Program Reference date Publication date
Occupational Employment Statistics* May 2019 Spring 2020
Employment Projections TBD TBD
Current Population Survey TBD TBD
OSH - Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries TBD TBD
OSH - Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses TBD TBD
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation TBD TBD
Employment Cost Index TBD TBD
National Compensation Survey - Benefits (incidence and key provisions) TBD TBD
National Compensation Survey - Benefits (detailed provisions) TBD TBD


For information on implementation of the 2018 SOC by other Federal statistical agencies, see:

  • Department of Commerce, Census Bureau – Standard tabulations of data from the American Community Survey are available through the American FactFinder via the Internet at www.census.gov. Information about occupation coding and written reports on occupational trends can be found at https://www.census.gov/people/io. For additional information, contact the Census Bureau’s Question and Answer Center at https://ask.census.gov or contact the Call Center at (301) 763-INFO.
  • Department of Defense – Information on available data products can be obtained on the Internet at www.dmdc.osd.mil; or by writing to Director, Defense Manpower Data Center, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 04E25, Alexandria, VA 22350.
  • Department of Education – Information on National Center for Education Statistics data products that use SOC coding--the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Teacher Follow-up Survey, Principal Follow-up Survey, Adult Training and Education Survey, and various longitudinal studies--is available at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys.
  • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) – O*NET information is available via the Internet at https://onetonline.org and https://mynextmove.org; as a downloadable electronic database from the O*NET Resource Center;  www.onetcenter.org/database.html;  and through O*NET Web Services at https://services.onetcenter.org. For more information, contact O*NET Customer Support at onet@ncccommerce.com or contact the Department of Labor at ETAPagemaster@dol.gov .  You can also write to the O*NET project director at Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, FPB Room S 4526, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – More information on the Commission’s data survey and enforcement programs may be obtained from the Commission’s Web site at www.eeoc.gov.
  • National Science Foundation – More information on the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) may be obtained from the SESTAT Web site at www.nsf.gov/statistics/sestat.


*Spring 2020 OES estimates based on data collected over a 3-year cycle under both the 2010 and 2018 SOC structures. Data reflecting full implementation of the 2018 SOC will have a reference date of May 2021.


Last Modified Date: January 25, 2018