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Staffing Patterns Technical Notes

These data come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey collected in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and then updated to the first quarter of 2013 by making cost-of-living adjustments.

Occupations are classified using the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Industries are classified using the federal Office of Management and Budget's North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) .

The Industry and Occupational Staffing Patterns are presented to provide users with a general idea of the industry or occupational distribution. The employment percentages shown are for the State of New York. Although there will be some regional differences depending upon the specific businesses present, the distribution of occupations within an industry, or industries within an occupation, should be similar for other levels of geography. For example, "Carpenters" will be one of the largest occupations in "Residential Building Construction" in any geographic area.

Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base OES survey resulted in a large standard error. Furthermore, occupations with less than one percent of an industry's employment are not displayed, nor are industries containing less than one percent of an occupation's employment.

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