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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. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.
OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as unusual occupations, tips for jobseekers, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source material, data, and tables are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, and OSHA's Area Offices. OSHA-specific statistics on data and time-series information is monitored through the OSHA Office of Statistics; fatalities in Federal states are compiled by the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs; and fatalities in State Plan states are compiled by the OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs.
Many thanks to Dana Jackson-Hardwick of the University of Central Oklahoma for compiling all of these statistical resources.