Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections

data.edd.ca.gov | Last Updated 11 Sep 2019

Long-term Occupational Projections for a 10-year time horizon are produced for the State and its labor market regions to provide individuals and organizations with an occupational outlook to make informed decisions on individual career and organizational program development. While occupational openings data are presented on an annual basis, numbers of annual openings may fall above or below the average for each year in the 10-year projections period. Data are not available for geographies below the labor market regions. Detail may not add to summary lines due to suppression of confidential data.

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This dataset has the following 19 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Area Typearea_typetextThe type of geographic area: State, Metropolitan Area, Consortium
Area Name (County Names)area_nametextThe name of the geographic area as prepared by the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, based on the Office of Management and Budget, plus the names of the counties which comprise the area.
PeriodperiodtextTimeframe for the projection. Long-term projection estimates are based on annual average employment.
SOC Levelsoc_levelnumberThe occupations in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) are classified at four levels of aggregation to suit the needs of various data users: major group, minor group, broad occupation, and detailed occupation. Each lower level of detail identifies a more specific group of occupations.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)standard_occupational_codetextA federal statistical standard used by federal and state agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data.
Occupational Titleoccupational_titletextThe Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey categorizes workers into detailed occupations based on the Office of Management and Budget's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system.
Base Year Employment Estimatebase_year_employment_estimatenumberThe employment estimate at a point in time, used as a reference point for comparison with the projected year employment estimate.
Projected Year Employment Estimateprojected_year_employment_estimatenumberEmployment estimate for the target year of the projection period.
Numeric Changenet_changenumberMeasures the projected number of job gains or losses in an occupation for the projection period.
Percentage Changepercentage_changenumberMeasures the projected rate of change of employment in an occupation for the projection period.
Annual Exitsannual_exitsnumberThe average annual projected number of workers leaving an occupation and exiting the labor force entirely.
Annual Transfersannual_transfersnumberThe average annual projected number of workers leaving an occupation and transferring to a different occupation.
Annual Numeric Changeannual_numeric_changenumberMeasures the annual projected number of job gains or losses in an occupation for the projection period.
Total Annual Job Openingstotal_annual_job_openingsnumberThe sum of average annual exits, transfers, and numeric change.
Median Hourly Wagemedian_hourly_wagenumberAn occupational median (hourly) wage estimate is the boundary between the highest paid 50 percent and the lowest paid 50 percent of workers in that occupation. Half of the workers in a given occupation earn more than the median wage, and half the workers earn less than the median wage.
Median Annual Wagemedian_annual_wagenumberAn occupational median (annual) wage estimate is the boundary between the highest paid 50 percent and the lowest paid 50 percent of workers in that occupation. Half of the workers in a given occupation earn more than the median wage, and half the workers earn less than the median wage.
Entry Level EducationeducationtextThe typical education level most workers need to enter an occupation as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Work Experiencework_experiencetextWork experience commonly considered necessary by employers for entry into the occupation as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job Trainingjob_trainingtextThe typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency in the skills needed in the occupation as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.