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Great XLS from the Census. Occupation, amount, and median wages for men and women. http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Median%20earnings%202016%20final.xlsx

  • Approximately equal numbers of transportation workers and “computer and mathematical occupations” (not including engineers) in 2015, ~3.5 million
  • Chinese wages are 1/5 American wages? Is it 1/5 as cheap over there? From Frontline special on Dayton, Ohio (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/left-behind-america/) and why the Chinese businessman is making stuff there.

Occupation Visualization

Brenda Turner is a contact at Oregon Employment.

  • BLS has occupational employment survey. 2016 Oregon: https://www.bls.gov/oes/2016/may/oes_or.htm
  • Stephen Wolfram gave a really cool view of jobs over time in his talk at SXSW. How to best match young people with occupations they'd be interested in, over time?
    • He probably got his data from the US Census Bureau, in particular the section on “Occupations in the <1900> Census” All in PDF.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

API is http://beta.bls.gov/dataViewer/view/timeseries/LAUCN040010000000005, sorta. Finding a code is hard, try DataQuery?

ID Meaning
LAU Local Area Unemployment
CN ???

Another source is the Bureau of Labor Statistics http://download.bls.gov/pub/time.series/, but it seems to not contain the long history like the census site does. Search in Google and find the information you're looking for based on words contained within.

  • Descriptions of the different datasets. http://www.bls.gov/data/. And it goes back to 1939 approximately. Good enough for most things today. Includes reporting from businesses directly (Occupational Employment <OE>), and other stuff. ASK A GOOD QUESTION FIRST!
  • Would be best to make a Makefile to download and clean up data to TSV, like here, explained by Mike Bostocks
  • You shouldn't judge jobs based on pay. More important is the difficulty you have in getting a job (market demand / labor supply) doing something that you like doing!
  • Why is there such a big emphasis on STEM?
projects/jobs.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/22 10:52 by admin