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MEPS Industry Codes Condensing Rules
Beginning with FY2010

Condensed
Industry
Code
Census
Industry
Code Range
Description
1 0170 – 0290 Natural Resources
2 0370 – 0490 Mining
3 0770 Construction
4 1070 – 3990 Manufacturing
5 4070 – 5790 Wholesale and Retail Trade
6 0570 – 0690, 6070 – 6390 Transportation and Utilities
7 6470 – 6780 Information
8 6870 – 7190 Financial Activities
9 7270 – 7790 Professional and Business Services
10 7860 – 8470 Education, Health, and Social Services
11 8560 – 8690 Leisure and Hospitality
12 8770 – 9290 Other Services
13 9370 – 9590 Public Administration
14 9890 Military
15 9990 Unclassifiable Industry

MEPS uses the 4-digit Census occupation and industry coding systems developed for the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.

For industry coding, MEPS uses the 2007 4-digit Census industry codes. Descriptions of the 4-digit Census industry codes can be found at the following link: https://www.bls.gov/tus/census07icodes.pdf.

For occupation coding, MEPS uses the 2010 4-digit Census occupation codes. Descriptions of the 4-digit Census occupation codes can be found at the following link: https://www.bls.gov/cps/cenocc2010.pdf.

See https://www.census.gov/topics/employment/industry-occupation/guidance/code-lists.html for more information on the Census coding systems used by MEPS.


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