NC Commerce

Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Department of Commerce

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How will the data gathered from the OES survey be used?

  • To spotlight emerging and declining occupations
  • To present average earnings in specific occupations within and across industries
  • Develop information regarding current and projected employment needs and job opportunities
  • OES estimates are used as job placement aids by helping to identify industries that employ the skills gained by enrollees in career-technical training programs
  • Occupational wage data are used by job seekers and employers to determine salary ranges for different occupations in different locations and industries

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