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O*NET 20.3

The Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Database has undergone a number of revisions since it s introduction in October 1998.  For a history of the database updates, visit the O*NET Center's production database page .  Version 20.3 was released in April 2016 and went into production status in O*NET Online and other online applications at that time..
More information about Version 20.3:
  • Released: April 2016
  • Updates
    • 30 new alternate titles related to 5 occupations were added
    • 626 new technology examples related to 144 occupations were added
  • Other Changes:
    • Release of whole number versions (20.0, 21.0, etc.) will continue to be driven by updates from the O*NET Data Collection Program.  The new, formerly supplemental, files are revised on various timelines, and inclusion of their revisions will be reflected by "dot" releases such as 20.1, 20.2 and 20.3.
    • The National O*NET Center now makes Excel versions of all tables available for downloading in addition to the tab-delimited text, MySQL, MS SQL Server and Oracle versions.  Separate downloads of the entire database or each individual table are available.  See https://www.onetcenter.org/database.html


The NCSC has developed three versions of the O*NET 20.3 database:
    Database Formats
Access   Description Download

Workforce Information Database (MS Access)

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Text version:


SAS/PC   Description Download
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