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About the Numbers - Maryland Occupational Wage Estimates * - Workforce Information & Performance

Sources of projected employment data
The Maryland estimates are developed in the Office of Workforce Information and Performance within the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Data used to develop the estimates is generated from the Maryland Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Program and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program. Both of these programs are conducted in cooperation with the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

All data are based on place of work and represent the numbers of jobs, both full-time and part-time. Employment numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. Wages are rounded to the nearest $0.25 for hourly wages and $25.00 for annual wages. If one of the data elements does not meet publication criteria, a blank may appear.

Occupational data
Occupations covered reflect the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System. Many occupations are not identified separately in this classification system and are included in aggregate categories. Additionally, some occupational data are suppressed due to publication standards.

Disclaimer - The accuracy of the data is subject to both sampling and non-sampling error. While this data and related job outlook information can provide valuable inputs to the career decision-making process, they should not be the sole basis of a career choice.
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