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Industry and Occupation Classification

Industry classification codes are provided on the Current Population Survey (CPS) microdata file for the main job held during reference week and for any second job held during reference week. Codes represent the Census 2002 classification system, and were developed using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The Census system consists of 270 categories arranged into 20 sectors. The Census 2002 codes are 4 digits ending in 0 except for new codes ending in 1,2,3,4, or 5. This classification listing shows the equivalent NAICS code for each category.

Industry Classification Codes [PDF - 54K]

Occupation classification codes are provided on the CPS microdata file for the main job and any second job held during reference week. Codes represent the Census 2010 classification system, and were developed using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Manual: 2010. It has 509 separate categories arranged into the 23 major groups of the SOC. For occupations in the census system, the numeric codes always end with digits 0 through 6.

Occupation Classification Codes [PDF - 66K]

For more information on Industry and Occupation Classifications of Census data, visit the Industry and Occupation subject area.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Current Population Survey (CPS) |  Last Revised: 2013-04-22T15:03:50.386-04:00