The source for labor market and demographic information

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)

Program Description

The OES program measures the number of people employed in each occupation and also provides information about their wages. Estimates are produced for the states, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and non-metropolitan areas. Arizona also provides unofficial estimates for counties. Employment estimates exclude people who are self-employed. Occupations are classified according to the Standard Occupational Classification system (SOC).

Information about occupations is collected in a semi-annual survey of establishments. Estimates are released annually and are based on the previous three years of survey data. Wage information for the first two years is adjusted for inflation based on information from the National Compensation Survey.

Technical Notes for OES estimates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) click here

Data Tools

An improved database query tool is under development. Please use the BLS tool or the spreadsheets on this page for your data needs.


NOTE -- OES data not intended as a time series:
Although the OES survey methodology is designed to create detailed cross-sectional employment and wage estimates for the U.S., States, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, across industry and by industry, it is less useful for comparisons of two or more points in time. Challenges in using OES data as a time series include changes in the occupational, industrial, and geographical classification systems, changes in the way data are collected, changes in the survey reference period, and changes in mean wage estimation methodology, as well as permanent features of the methodology.
For more information click here.

If you need assistance finding data, contact us via email or phone:
labor.info@azstats.gov
602-771-1110

OES Tables

2013 OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & WAGE ESTIMATES
UpdATED May 20, 2014

Statewide Data:
Arizona Statewide XLSX | PDF
County Data:
Apache County XLSX | PDF
Cochise County XLSX | PDF
Coconino County XLSX | PDF
Gila County XLSX | PDF
Graham County XLSX | PDF
Greenlee County XLSX | PDF
La Paz County XLSX | PDF
Maricopa County XLSX | PDF
Mohave County XLSX | PDF
Navajo County XLSX | PDF
Pima County XLSX | PDF
Pinal County XLSX | PDF
Santa Cruz County XLSX | PDF
Yavapai County XLSX | PDF
Yuma County XLSX | PDF
Metro Area Data:
Flagstaff MSA XLSX | PDF
Lake Havasu MSA XLSX | PDF
Phoenix MSA XLSX | PDF
Prescott MSA XLSX | PDF
Tucson MSA XLSX | PDF
Yuma MSA XLSX | PDF

Metro & non-metro definitions   [BLS.GOV]


 2012 OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT & WAGE ESTIMATES
 

Statewide Data:
Arizona Statewide XLSX | PDF
County Data:
Apache County XLSX | PDF
Cochise County XLSX | PDF
Coconino County XLSX | PDF
Gila County XLSX | PDF
Graham County XLSX | PDF
Greenlee County XLSX | PDF
La Paz County XLSX | PDF
Maricopa County XLSX | PDF
Mohave County XLSX | PDF
Navajo County XLSX | PDF
Pima County XLSX | PDF
Pinal County XLSX | PDF
Santa Cruz County XLSX | PDF
Yavapai County XLSX | PDF
Yuma County XLSX | PDF
Metro Area Data:
Flagstaff MSA XLSX | PDF
Lake Havasu MSA XLSX | PDF
Phoenix MSA XLSX | PDF
Prescott MSA XLSX | PDF
Tucson MSA XLSX | PDF
Yuma MSA XLSX | PDF

Metro & non-metro definitions   [BLS.GOV]


2000-2011 EMPLOYMENT & WAGE ESTIMATES

Arizona Statewide & County Data link to program page

Arizona Metro & Non-metro Area Data link to program page

 

OES Related Links

BLS program page for OES   [BLS.GOV]

Occupation Dictionaries & User Guides:

Dictionary by SOC Code   [BLS.GOV]

Dictionary by SOC Titles   [BLS.GOV]

SOC User Guide   [BLS.GOV]

O*NET Online  [ONETONLINE.ORG]