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The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the health of the U.S. economy. Along with its national-level statistics on overall unemployment, the agency also produces annual wage and employment estimates for over 800 occupations as part of its Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program. 

The OES is one of several BLS datasets available in the LiveStories data library, with data available for each of the 800+ occupation categories, which are aggregated into 22 major occupation categories. Users can select one of these top-level categories or drill down into the hundreds of more specific occupations. 

  • OES includes statistics on more than 800 occupations in every state.
  • Topics include annual estimates on total employment, mean and median wage, and associated percentile statistics.
  • OES data available by state; additional BLS data available at the national level.