Occupational Employment Statistics

OES Estimates, 1988–1995

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
Mining 10-14 1990, 1993
Construction 15-17 1990, 1993
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

How to Obtain 1988-1995 OES Estimates

Estimates are available for download in XLS format at the links below. The files are organized by year and SIC level.

Contact Information

For additional information concerning 1988-1995 OES estimates, please contact an OES staff member:

Last Modified Date: August 12, 2013

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