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Other Census Bureau Resources
  • American Community Survey (ACS) ACS is a nationwide survey of about 3 million household addresses designed to provide critical economic, social, demographic, and housing information to this country’s communities every year.
  • American Fact Finder (AFF) AFF is the Census Bureau’s central online resource for data from the decennial censuses, the Economic Censuses, the American Community Survey, and ongoing population estimates.
  • Current Population Survey (CPS) The CPS is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Census Bureau and managed jointly with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.
  • Economic Directorate The Economic Directorate is the part of the Census Bureau responsible for business establishment surveys, as opposed to household surveys, including the Economic Census conducted every 5 years.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) File The EEO File is a product created by the Census Bureau on behalf of a consortium of federal agencies which tabulates industry and occupation with race, ethnicity, and sex for different to serve as a benchmark for evaluating an organization’s workforce distribution.
  • Governments Division The Governments Division of the Census Bureau conducts the Census of Governments and other surveys that collect government employment data directly from Federal, state, and local governments.
  • Income Statistics Income Statistics are data on earnings and other income collected on a range of Census Bureau surveys.
  • Labor Force Statistics Labor Force Statistics are data on employment and unemployment, which is analyzed separately from industry, occupation, and class of worker (see also the Bureau of Labor Statistics, below).
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies since 1997 in classifying type of business activity for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • Survey of Income and Program Participation SIPP provides national-level data that collects the source and amount of income, labor force information, program participation and eligibility data, and general demographic characteristics to measure the effectiveness of existing federal, state, and local programs.
Other Federal Government Sites
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) The BLS is an agency of the US Department of Labor that publishes official federal statistics on unemployment and other labor force characteristics; the Current Population Survey (see below) is conducted by the Census Bureau on behalf of BLS.
  • BLS, Current Population Survey The CPS is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census, it is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.
  • BLS, Standard Occupation Classification The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data.
  • O*NET (Department of Labor)  Link to a non-federal Web site O*NET is a comprehensive database of information about different occupations maintained by the US Department of Labor for the use of job seekers, human resources professionals, and researchers.
External Links (Non-Governmental)
  • iPUMS (University of Minnesota)  Link to a non-federal Web site The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (iPUMS) is a collection of public use microdata samples from decennial censuses and the ACS that have been assigned uniform codes to facilitate comparative analysis (for aggregate data see NHGIS, below).
  • NHGIS (University of Minnesota)  Link to a non-federal Web site The University of Minnesota’s National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000 (for microdata see iPUMS, above).

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Industry and Occupation |  Last Revised: 2013-02-26T15:17:52.429-05:00