ODJFS Occupational Employment and Wage Statistic Reports

Date: November 28, 2022

Many teams at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) work closely with employers. If a business or partner agency receives a request from the ODJFS Bureau of Labor Market Information asking them to complete an Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) report, please respond. The aggregate data can help with business planning, state and local workforce development, training and educational services, career planning, and much more.

What is OEWS?

OEWS is a federal-state cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and state workforce agencies. Each year, the OEWS program collects information from approximately 13,500 Ohio businesses with over 950,000 employees. The results are used to produce employment and wage estimates for about 800 occupations. To ensure data quality, it’s important for Ohio employers to respond.

Employers can respond in any of the following ways:

  • Online – Go to bls.gov. Log in using their unique IDCF number.
  • Email – Send an email with their data, including their IDCF number, to [email protected].
  • MailFill out the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Report they received by email or U.S. mail and return it to the address provided.
  • Fax – Fill out the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Report they received by email or U.S. mail and fax it to (614) 728-0759.
  • Phone – Call (614) 752-9494. This is often the fastest method for business establishments with fewer than 20 employees.

If a business establishment is closed, please let ODJFS know by email or phone.

Who uses OEWS?

  • State and local workforce investment boards and training professionals use the data to determine the need for local employment, training, and educational services.
  • Economic and workforce development specialists use the data to estimate the labor supply.
  • Researchers use the data to understand labor market trends and labor costs for new markets.
  • Students, counselors, and individuals use the data to find career planning information.
  • Employers and compensation specialists use the data to determine equitable and competitive pay and recruiting packages.
  • The state Bureau of Labor Market Information and local workforce agencies use the data to project Ohio’s Top Jobs!


Please visit OhioLMI.com/Home/OEWS/OEWShome or contact Ohio LMI staff at (614) 752-9494 or [email protected].

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