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  • The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections develops information about employment trends, the national labor market, and the implications of these data on employment opportunities for specific groups in the labor force.

  • Labor market information includes statistics on employment, wages, industries, and other factors affecting the world of work. These links from The Riley Guide provide labor market information for the individual states, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the other federal agencies provide data basd on national averages.

  • OES produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan areas national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

  • Projections of occupational employment growth are developed for all states and the nation as a whole. One of the most important uses of the projections is to help individuals make informed career decisions. Information on this site allows projected employment growth for an occupation to be compared among states. It also allows projected employment growth among occupations to be compared within one state.