2022 Occupation Data Release Notes

MIGRATION TO 2022 NAICS SCHEME IN OEWS DATA

This year is the first in which Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) data estimates are based on the 2022 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The survey data were collected in the 2017 scheme and mapped to the 2022 scheme by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

MIGRATION TO THE 2018 SOC SCHEME AND 2022 NAICS SCHEME IN NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT MATRIX DATA/RELEASE OF NEW DATA

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Employment Matrix, which is used to supplement the OEWS data in cases of poor coverage, is now using the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) scheme. It is also now using the 2022 NAICS scheme, like its counterpart OEWS. Previously, this data was using a hybrid of the 2010 and 2018 SOC schemes and 2017 NAICS. 

The National Employment Matrix also releases semi-annually, and has been updated for the 2022 year. The 2022 National Employment Matrix is the version of this data that has been incorporated into the IMPLAN Occupation Data release for this set. 

CEW IN THE 2022 NAICS SCHEME

The Current Employment Statistics (CES) data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is now reported in the 2022 NAICS scheme. More information about this data can be found here. 

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 2022 IMPLAN Occupational Data Suite incorporates the latest version (28.1) of the O*Net data.  Details about the latest O*Net data can be found on the O*Net website.   

METHODOLOGY CHANGE FOR AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES

Prior to the 2022 data release, the distribution of occupations within most agricultural Industries was static. The occupation distributions came from a lagged source that was produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as a one-time study. We now use projection rates by occupation from two or three digit NAICS, where possible, to manipulate occupation employment and wages. This has the effect of changing the count of occupations relative to one another for each agricultural industry, which in turn causes Employment and Wage shares to fluctuate year over year. 

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Written December 29, 2023