We use two types of jobs data on this site. One is wage and salary data, which describes the number of people (full-time and part-time) employed in natural resource extraction that receive wages or salaries from companies. This data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, specifically the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
We've grouped this data according to the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:
|Jobs by commodity grouping
||NAICS codes included
|Oil and gas
||211 - Oil and Gas Extraction
213111 - Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
213112 - Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
||2122 - Metal Ore Mining
2123 - Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
213114 - Support Activities for Metal Mining
213115 - Support Activities for Nonmetallic Minerals (except Fuels) Mining
||2121 - Coal Mining
213113 - Support Activities for Coal Mining
||221111 - Hydroelectric Power Generation
||221115 - Wind Electric Power Generation
||221114 - Solar Electric Power Generation
||221116 - Geothermal Electric Power Generation
The best way to get this data is from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. You can download CSVs as single files and select "annual averages" (you will need to load titles). We also have notes on using this data from our web development team.
Go to BLS quarterly census →
The other type of jobs data we use is self-employment. This data describes the number of people (full-time and part-time) that are self-employed in natural resource extraction. Self-employed people don’t receive wages or salaries because they own their company, either as a sole proprietor, partnership, or small business. This data includes some double counting because people may appear on multiple tax forms.
Self-employment data comes from comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, or BEA, but must be calculated, by subtracting SA27N Full- and Part-Time Wage and Salary Employment by NAICS Industry from SA25N Full- and Part-Time Employment by NAICS Industry. We also have notes on using this data from our web development team.
Go to BEA →