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Labor Market Information

You can research the future of an occupation by visiting the labor market information links below. These links can help you identify earning potential, the number of new jobs expected in a given geographic area, and the educational requirements of an occupation.

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

California Labor Market Information Division--At this link you can look up an occupation or an area profile, unemployment rate, wages, and other information for the California labor market.

Occupational & Career Information--Search for an occupation by keyword in California or Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties and get wages and job outlook.

Occupational Projections by Employment--A data library and look up table to research occupations by location, year, and other criteria in California.

Santa Cruz County, Monterey County and anywhere in California--

Industry and Occupational Projections, Occupations with the most Job Openings, Fastest Growing Occupations--The most current, up-to-date statistical information you can find in California.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Statistical data by the U.S. Department of Labor BLS with current information about occupations in the United States such as unemployment rate, average hourly earnings, productivity and more.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Training Level Definitions

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. Look them up by occupational groups.

Occupational Outlook Handbook--The most current, national, up-to-date information and statistics you can find about an occupation including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

Onet Online

A list of many occupations and categories, skills needed, snap shots and details, and even related occupations. Find the occupations by title or keyword, Onet Soc or DOT codes, or job families.

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