National employment data by industry are available for 1988 through 1995. These data consist of industry-based employment estimates by 2-digit and 3-digit SIC industry, with each industry surveyed once every three years. These data contain no wage estimates or State or metropolitan area employment data. In addition, because not all industries are available in each year, it is not possible to calculate total national employment for a given occupation by summing across industries. As a result, the 1988–1995 estimates are useful mainly to data users interested in occupational staffing patterns for specific industries during this period. No OES data are available for 1996 or before 1988. The industries available in each year are summarized below.
|Industry||1987 SIC Code||Years Available|
|Agricultural services||07||1992, 1995|
|Manufacturing||20-39||1989, 1992, 1995|
|Transportation and public utilities||40-49||1988, 1991, 1994|
|Wholesale trade||50-51||1988, 1991, 1994|
|Retail trade||52-59||1988, 1991, 1994|
|Finance, insurance, and real estate||60-67||1990, 1993|
|Services (includes health care, except hospitals)||70-87, 89||1990, 1993|
|Hospitals||806||1989, 1992, 1995|
|Educational services||82||1988, 1991, 1994|
|State government||-||1988, 1991, 1994|
|Local government||-||1988, 1991, 1994|
Estimates are available for download in XLS format at the links below. The files are organized by year and SIC level.
For additional information concerning 1988-1995 OES estimates, please contact an OES staff member:
Last Modified Date: August 12, 2013