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Non-Standard Data

Although the Workforce Information Database can contain a large amount of data, it does not, and cannot, contain all of the labor force, economic, population, occupational and other information produced by state and federal agencies.  The databases and tables described on this page are not part of the Workforce Information Database.  They fall into two categories: 

1) comprehensive databases that are maintained and updated independently of the Workforce Information Database, and

2) tables that will be included in the Workforce Information Database for which questions or issues were unresolved at the time of the release of the current database version.  The non-standard tables currently available include:

External Databases

  •  O*NET 4.0 Database - the final version of the O*NET database that contained only anlyst data.  Subsequent versions included data from the O*NET data collection program.  This database is maintained for those who need to use ratings over a uniform set of descriptors.  This database contains 24 lookup, data and crosswalk tables.  You can view our documentation for the Workforce Information Database - compatible database or download the Visual FoxPro version from our O*NET 4.0 page.
  • O*NET 19.0 (Production) Database - this version was released in July 2014 and went into production in O*NET Online and other web applications in October 2014.  You'll find MS Access and delimited text files compatible with the Workforce Information Database on our O*NET 19.0 page.
  • Military Crosswalk Database - The Defense Manpower Data Center maintains crosswalk a file that links military occupations to their civilian counterparts from the Standard Occupational Classification.  This crosswalk is updated quarterly.  While this content can be included in the Workforce Information Database, we've created a separate database due to the frequent updates.  You can download a structure document or an Access databases that contains the crosswalk.  The ZIP file that contains the Access database also contains delimited text versions. (Updated 1/15/15, 5/30/13, 7/23/13, 1/22/14, 4/29/14, 7/16/14, 10/14/14)
Supplemental Tables

The tables in this section conform to the structure of the Workforce Information Database.  The content of their fields fall outside that described in the database structure document.  Those values may be incorporated in a future version of the database.

  • New England Geography - generally speaking, the New England states, unlike the rest of the country, ignore counties.  Rather, cities and towns are their basic geographic unit.  The Analyst Resource Center has developed a prototype set of geography files describing the region.  You can view a document describing the table contents or download a Visual FoxPro database containing  the prototype content.  
Tables for Future Versions
The tables in this list have been proposed for inclusion in the Workforce Information Database.  Not all issues were resolved at the time of the release of the current version, so their inclusion may be in a future release.  Please note these files structures are still evolving- so check back often for updates.
  • IOWAGE Table: The ARC has developed this table structure as the first step towards consolidating all wage information in the WID into a single table.  In version 2.6 of the database, the OESWAGE table was deprecated.  When the next database version is released, the IOWAGE table will be added and the current WAGE table will also be deprecated.  A structure document and an Access database containing the table are available for downloading from the NCSC server. (Added 1/14/15)
  • National Employment Projections (2012-22): The release of the 2012-22 employment projections introduced a change to the length of the MATINCODE variable from 10 to 15.  Since the structure of these tables no longer conforms to that of the Workforce Information Database, the ARC has elected to place links to that version on this page.  This change will be introduced in the next release of the database.  Users can use these tables with Version 2.4 of the database after changing the length of the MATINCODE variable in the INDDIR, INDPRJ, IOMATRIX and MATXNAIC tables.  The NONSTD directory on our ftp server has links to a PDF File  that includes the file structures and a ZIP file  that contains a Visual FoxPro database containing the projections. (Added 01/19/10, updated 12/24/13)
  • Commodities: The ARC has developed a prototype structure for a table that's designed to house production and sales data for commodities produced in a state.  A structure document  and prototype Access database  with test data are available for downloading. (Added 05/26/10, Revised 2/24/14) 
  • Job Benefit Survey Files - the ARC has developed a table structure for incorporating benefit data into the Workforce Information Database for those states that conduct benefit surveys.  You can view the structure document or download an archive file containing the structure document, MS Access and Visual FoxPro Databases here. 
  • Employment Initiatives Tracking Tables:  the ARC has developed table structures that allow states to track job openings, hires and wage information by industry, occupation and funding source for employment initiatives.  The ARC has developed a structure document  and prototype database containers as MS Access and Visual FoxPro databases.