We use two types of jobs data on this site. One is wage and salary data, which describes the number of people (full-time and part-time) employed in natural resource extraction that receive wages or salaries from companies. This data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, specifically the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. The best way to get this data is from this page and to download CSVs single files annual averages (you will need to load titles). We also have notes on using this data from our web development team.
Go to BLS quarterly census →
The other type of jobs data we use is self-employment. This data describes the number of people (full-time and part-time) that are self-employed in natural resource extraction. Self-employed people don’t receive wages or salaries because they own their company, either as a sole proprietor, partnership, or small business. This data includes some double counting because people may appear on multiple tax forms.
Self-employment data comes from comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, but must be calculated, by subtracting SA27N Full- and Part-Time Wage and Salary Employment by NAICS Industry from SA25N Full- and Part-Time Employment by NAICS Industry. We also have notes on using this data from our web development team.
Go to BEA →