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Occupational Employment and Wages


Areas Tab

This tab compares the selected location, industry, and occupation against similar areas on file.

The Basics

If the "Show wages in today's dollars" box is checked, the wage estimates are updated from Q2, 2014 to the latest quarter's employment cost index. Although this process does not consider seasonal factors, in most cases, it should provide a fairly realistic estimate of what someone doing the job today might expect to make.

To select the statistics appearing on the screen, visit the statistics tab.

To select a different area as the basis for future comparisons, click the area name.

The column header that appears in yellow reflects the current order of the report order of the report. Note that this is also the featured statistic in the thematic map. To order the report on a different statistic, click the desired column header. To reverse the order of the report click the currently in ascending order click to make descending or currently in descending order click to make ascending icons.

How Are Areas Organized?

Estimation areas are organized for a variety of geographic, political, administrative, and even historical purposes. Within this system areas are arraanged in a hierarchy somewhat like a family tree. Generally, most areas are part of a larger parent area, there are other similar (sibling) areas in the state, and the area may contain smaller child areas where estimates have also been done.

The point of reference of the currently selected area.

  1. A national estimate is always a parent and usually contains one or more children at the statewide level.
  2. A statewide estimate usually has a national parent and may contain a variety of substate area children.
  3. Each sub-state area generally has a grandparent at the national level and a parent at the statewide level. Most substate areas also have siblings, or other similar kinds of areas in the state. For example, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) always has other MSAs in the state as its siblings. Only siblings are shown in the thematic map.
  4. Some sub-state areas may have children. This occurs when estimates have been published at the county or town level. If child data is available, it is shown after the last peer level.
  5. If the selected area is a county or town, then all the substate areas that the county is contained in are shown at the parent level.

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