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MEPS Occupation Codes Condensing Rules
|1||0010 – 0950||Management, Business, and Financial Operations Occupations|
|2||1005 – 3540||Professional and Related Occupations|
|3||3600 – 4650||Service Occupations|
|4||4700 – 4965||Sales and Related Occupations|
|5||5000 – 5940||Office and Administrative Support Occupations|
|6||6005 – 6130||Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations|
|7||6200 – 7630||Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance Occupations|
|8||7700 – 9750||Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations|
|9||9840||Military Specific Occupations|
|10||9920||Not in Labor Force|
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.