BLS OES -0000 All Occupations

When you are looking for employment numbers, you will find two types:

The historical data is released in May of each year.

The goal of this article is to see whether we have gained, or lost any jobs when you subtract the previous year from the current year.

For this exercise, we will look at all occupational groups and the total for each year to see if we are creating any jobs, and if so, are we creating more and more, or fewer jobs.

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The spreadsheet above shows the years from 2001 to 2009

The gain or loss for each month is:

  • 2001 – (1,758,610)
  • 2002 – (456,630)
  • 2003 – 44,170
  • 2004 – 559,410
  • 2005 – 2,180,530
  • 2006 – 2,327,120
  • 2007 – 1,719,310
  • 2008 – 830,970
  • 2009 – (4,537,630)

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The spreadsheet above shows the years from 2010 to 2017

The gain or loss for each month is:

  • 2010 – (3,550,460)
  • 2011 – 1,181,420
  • 2012 – 2,009,130
  • 2013 – 2,301090
  • 2014 – 2,539,510
  • 2015 – 2,768,370
  • 2016 – 2,503,360
  • 2017 – 2,149,180

Whether we are creating more jobs or less jobs can best be viewed via a chart like this one I prepared from that data.

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Click on the following link to view my excel spreadsheet I used to prepare this with.

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