OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGE STATISTICS (OEWS)
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) is a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics program that provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. OEWS is a nation-wide program which contacts 400,000 establishments annually (approximately 7,000 establishments are contacted annually in Iowa). The data is comparable across states and the nation.
Data is available for the State of Iowa, four Balance of the State (BOS) areas and by Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) across the State. The OEWS is not time series data and is not comparable year to year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Visit this link to view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS).
Occupational information may be missing in cases where limited information for an occupation was available.
Wage information by MSA and BOS can also be referenced by the map below.
RELATED OEWS LINKS/RESOURCES:
- Iowa Wage Report
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, OEWS
- Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) definitions