New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of two new interactive online resources designed to improve transparency and enhance access to employment statistics and occupational wage information.

The two dashboards are the Current Employment Statistics (CES) and the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) dashboards. The CES dashboard provides monthly estimates of non-farm employment, hours, and earnings by industry for New York State, metropolitan areas, and counties outside of metropolitan areas. The OEWS dashboard provides estimates of employment and wages for nearly 800 job titles across New York State.

“On day one, my administration made a commitment to bolstering transparency and restoring trust that government can produce real results for everyday New Yorkers,” Gov. Hochul said. “These new, easily accessible employment and wage data dashboards represent our latest efforts to make good on that vow – bridging the information gap and helping New Yorkers understand the full scope of available job opportunities and competitive wages. Connecting people with this pertinent job and wage information has never been more crucial – as many seek to rebuild and redefine their careers in the wake of the pandemic.”

Gov. Hochul’s office said the new dashboards are in addition to other virtual data resources offered on the New York State Department of Labor’s website, including Labor Force and Unemployment Data and Prevailing Unemployment Insurance Wages.

The governor’s office also explained that the CES dashboard can be used multiple ways, including searching a single industry based on geography, time, and seasonal adjustment. Users can also build their own dataset and retrieve data for multiple industries in more than one region. According to a press release, the OEWS dashboard enables users to browse employment and wage information by occupation. It also allows users to compare wages for occupations across the state, view wages for occupations within groups, and view occupational employment by industry.

“Data can help us better understand trends across New York State,” said New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon. “With these resources, New Yorkers can see employment trends in their region and beyond, explore salaries in occupations of interest, and much more. These new dashboards give New Yorkers the ability to easily explore employment information on their own.”

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