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Code Lists and Crosswalks

Industry and occupation code lists for each year of the American Community Survey (ACS) are available here.

Because the industry and occupation classifications have changed overtime, crosswalks have been developed to facilitate analysis of data across classification systems. The most recent code lists and crosswalks are available for download.

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2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Revision Process

The Standard Occupational Classification, or SOC, helps ensure that occupational data produced across the Federal statistical system are comparable and can be used together in analysis. To reflect changes in the economy and the nature of work, the SOC must be revised periodically. Input from the public is a key part of the revision process. To obtain information on an updated timeline and the revision process for the 2018 Standard Occupation Classification (SOC), data users can access the following webpages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Industry and Occupation |  Last Revised: 2014-01-16T11:51:49.471-05:00