This article details the particulars of Emsi SOC codes, outlining where they differ from standard SOC and why.
Emsi follows OES’s SOC structure, since OES is our primary source of occupation data. As of Spring 2020, OES is using their own hybrid SOC 2019 classification in preparation for switching fully to SOC 2018 in Spring 2022. You can read more about that transition here.
During this transition, users may notice places where the classification differs from both SOC 2010 and SOC 2018. We recommend that users looking for a missing SOC code (or wondering where a new SOC code came from) check this cheat sheet.
As noted above, Emsi generally uses the flavor of SOC particular to the BLS’s OES dataset, since this is the primary source of our occupation data. Listed below are some common Gotchas where OES and Emsi differ from the standard SOC classification.