TABLE B-26BLS and Census Bureau Data Sources Reviewed

SourceAgencyTypeDescription
American Community Survey (ACS)CensusHousehold surveyReplaced decennial Census long form. More robust sample size than the CPS allows more data on demographics and wages by occupation, and other characteristics. Includes a question on health insurance coverage
American Time Use Survey (ATUS)BLSHousehold surveyAnnual data on the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, child care, volunteering, and socializing
Current Employment Statistics (CES)BLSEstablishment surveyMonthly and annual industry time series on employment, hours, and wages
Current Population Survey (CPS)BLS/CensusHousehold surveyCurrent overall trends in labor force participation, employment and unemployment, and demographics and wages by occupation and industry. Sample size limits demographic and other characteristics detail by occupation and industry
Employment ProjectionsBLSProjectionsLong-term employment projections by industry and occupation. Career information published in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
National Compensation Survey (NCS)BLSEstablishment surveyData on wages and benefits by occupation
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)BLSEstablishment surveyOccupational employment and wages, and industry staffing patterns
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)ETAEstablishment survey of incumbent workers Subject Matter ExpertsComprehensive occupational descriptions and data in the form of rating scales on knowledge, skills, abilities, tasks, and other measures
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)BLSEstablishment administrative dataMonthly, quarterly, and annual data on employment by detailed industry; quarterly and annual data on total payroll and payroll per employee
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII)BLSEstablishment surveyAnnual information on the rate, number and severity of work-related non-fatal injuries and illnesses, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics

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Cover of The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce
The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities: A Workshop Report.
Committee on Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce: A Workshop; Institute of Medicine; National Research Council.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011 Nov 15.
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