How much does a registered nurse earn in the Kansas City area? How many electricians are employed in southeast Missouri? These are the kinds of questions that the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) data can answer. OEWS data provides employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations in Missouri, as well as sub-state areas. This data is produced by conducting a survey of employers across Missouri, to ensure that data is available for many different geographic areas.
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program is a Federal-State collaboration. In Missouri, this collaboration is between the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD), Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). More information about the OEWS program can be found at https://www.bls.gov/oes/oes_ques.htm#overview.