American Community Survey

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Industry, Occupation, and Class of Worker

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Industry, occupation, and class of worker data help communities:

Understand Changes

Information on growing or declining industries and occupations help estimate changes in the economy. Labor force estimates are used in funding decisions; to ensure surveys are accurate, including surveys that provide official labor market estimates; and to understand changes in other data (Wagner-Peyser Act and Workforce Investment Act).

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture use class of worker data to understand changes in farm workers and agriculture.

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