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Employment and Wages

National (Nonagricultural) Employment
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey of payroll records provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for the nation (Bureau of Labor Statistics, monthly).

State and Local Employment
Detailed industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virginia Islands and over 270 metropolitan areas (Bureau of Labor Statistics, monthly).

Covered Employment and Wages (QCEW)
The Covered Employment and Wages (CEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics, annually and quarterly).

Top Employers in Virginia
Tables of top employers based on QCEW data compiled by the Virginia Employment Commission (quarterly).

Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
Compare occupations in terms of employment size, projected employment growth, earnings, education or training requirements, opportunities for self-employment and part-time work, and unemployment rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics, bi-annual and 10-year projections).

Industry Employment and Output Projections
Industry employment projections as well as the related industry employment and output data used to develop those projections, available on a national basis (Bureau of Labor Statistics, bi-annual and 10-year projections).

Occupational Wages and Estimated Employment
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program collects data on wage and salary workers in nonfarm establishments in order to produce employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, annually).

O*Net: Occupational Information Network
Online searchable database of occupations. For each occupation, the database lists tasks, skills, knowledge, and other requirements of the occupation. (Developed by the O*Net Consortium for the U.S. Department of Labor)

America's Career Infonet
State demographic and economic information, as well as links to education, cultural and recreation resources. Includes state-by-state information on occupations and required education & training.