U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Industries at a Glance
- Over 100 industry pages are available.
- These pages display a snapshot of national data obtained from different BLS surveys and programs. Many programs also produce additional industry detail, including state and regional data.
- The data shown are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
supersector, sector, and industry level.
- For a listing in alphabetical order, click Alphabetical Index.
- For a listing in industry numerical order, click Industry Order Index.
- Links to industry supersectors are shown on the left side of this screen. These links are available from every page.
About the data
- The most current information is always displayed. Industry at a Glance (IAG) tables are refreshed every time a source program releases new statistics.
- IAG pages may contain different tables or levels of data because BLS programs produce differing levels of industry detail.
- Since the data are assembled from different surveys and programs, they may not always be directly comparable.
- Due to differences in survey methodology, some data may cover all workers/establishments while other data may only be for private industry.
- The NAICS structure was revised in 2007 with the most significant revisions in the Information sector.
- The NAICS 2007 implementation schedule shows planned conversion dates for each BLS program. Not all 2007 and later data reflect the new NAICS structure fully. Earlier data used the 2002 NAICS structure.
Finding additional data and information
- Clicking on the dinosaur icon in the "Back Data" column will extract several years of data for the particular series.
- Clicking on a row title will take you to the survey or program home page for that series.
- Clicking on the links at the bottom of each table will take you to the survey or program home pages that are the source of the data displayed.
- The Frequently Asked Questions section on a program homepage will answer a broad range of commonly asked data questions.
- The Contact Us section on a program home page provides e-mail and telephone numbers to answer any detailed questions about the data.
- The Handbook of Methods provides information on the specific survey methodology for every program. It is a good starting point for understanding differences between similar data series and basic concepts
such as "seasonal adjustment."
- The Census NAICS page provides detailed information on NAICS and the 2007 revisions.