2019 Occupation Data Release Notes

Full Transition to 2018 SOC Codes

  • The BLS has completed its migration of their Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data from the 2010 to the 2018 Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) coding system, their coding system best resembles a modified version of the 2010 SOC scheme. We follow the OES occupation code scheme, with a few necessary code changes in order to maintain a complete set of detail level occupation codes.
  • The O*NET-25.1 data used for the Core Competency portion of the 2019 IMPLAN Occupation Data Suite are also based on the 2018 SOC scheme.

Updated O*Net Data

The O*NET database contains a rich set of variables that describe work and worker characteristics, including education and skill requirements, for a wide array of occupations  The 2019 IMPLAN Occupational Data Suite incorporates the latest version (25.1) of the O*Net data.  Details about the latest O*Net data can be found on the O*Net website.


Written January 26, 2021