Occupations in Demand
About Occupations in Demand (OID)
Description: Occupations in Demand (OID) lists current career opportunities in a region as determined by regularly updated local labor market data. The OID list for a region is the group of occupations that rank highest on a Current Demand Indicator, which measures short-term demand for jobs locally.
Data sources: The OID Current Demand Indicator is calculated on the basis of the following data sources:
- Job Vacancy Survey
- Occupational Employment Statistics
- Unemployment Insurance claims
In addition, OID lists also include future occupational outlooks supplied by the Employment Outlook program, wage data from Occupational Employment Statistics, information on the typical training (or degree) required as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and details on related training programs offered around the state. Furthermore, each occupational code is linked to Minnesota-specific career exploration resources online at www.iseek.org/careers/index.html.
How is it used?
- By job seekers and employment counselors for job search and career planning.
- By counselors to allocate training resources more efficiently, therefore benefiting the regional economy.
- For developing regional labor market profiles.
How is the data formatted? Viewable data tables that can be sorted by any of the variables displayed. Files are downloadable.
Definitions: Occupations are classified using the U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) typology. Only annual salary statistics are presented.
Program notes: Projection information displayed alongside with OID regional lists applies to planning areas. Only three economic development regions coincide with a Planning Area: EDR 3 (corresponding to the Northeast Planning Area), EDR10 (corresponding to the Southeast Planning Area), and EDR11 (Metro Planning Area).
More about the data: Additional information about the OID program can be addressed to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development at 651-259-7392 or email@example.com.