The occcodes table contains industry codes of all types. It references the occtypes table. Depending on what tables your state populates and how long the historical series is, which code types you need may vary quite a bit.
WID Content and Crosswalks
|SOC||2018 SOC|| soc2018
|Not yet in use for publication – the OES program will begin collecting the data in this coding structure with the Spring 2018 panel|
|2017 SOC revisions||changes||This is not a separate coding structure, but some revisions were made affecting roll-ups and certain detailed industries|
|2010 SOC||soc2010||This is in active use for most BLS and related products|
|ONET|| 2010 ONET
|ONET has more detail than SOC and has two more digits to reflect that. In most cases, the two systems can be crosswalked by directly matching the first 6 digits of the code, but the identification of occupations with more detail and aggregating those detailed occupations requires caution|
|DOT||DOT||The Department of Labor (DOL) last revised DOT in 1991 and later replaced it with ONET. However, a number of specific applications still use DOT e.g. the USCIS and apprenticeships|
|CIP|| CIP 2010 (current)
|Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is used by the Department of Education to describe classes, credentials, and courses of study. In recent years, many different approaches to matching CIP codes to occupational codes have been attempted in order to research labor force mismatches and the benefits of higher education.|
|Census Codes||Multiple versions||Census, ACS, and CPS – surveys conducted by the Census Bureau – all use their own coding systems dictated by the survey design. They provide classification systems and crosswalks|
|OES|| OES (current)
|The OES program bases its codes on SOC, but because of survey methodology it has additional codes and roll-ups. In prior years OES had its own coding structure|
|Matrix||BLS Documentation||OCCDIR||The Projections program bases its codes on OES/SOC, but has some non-standard codes|
No recent changes.
Variable by occupational coding type.
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