This page includes articles that we believe are of common interest to those using the ARC website and the Workforce Information Database. If you have suggestions for articles, please feel free to let us know.

Data Extraction

As federal agencies have made their data more accessible, more and more states are obtaining their data directly from those agencies. To facilitate that, ARC is sharing more of the methods used to extract and format data for the WID structure.

Goodbye FactFinder, Hello

The Census Bureau is retiring FactFinder and replacing it with a new web search function. This article outlines some of the impacts this may have on LMI office workflows.

OES and SOC – It’s Complicated

In 2020 the OES data release will have changes to the occupational codes. This article explains why and describes some approaches to fixing the problems that creates in a database, with links to the needed occupational lookup table content.