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Industries & Occupational Data

Information is power. The more information you have, the better decisions you can make and the more informed you are at a job interview. We separated these organizations and websites from the other online resources because they are dedicated to data that can be used to make decisions.

If you need additional help, feel free to contact the Tri-Valley One-Stop.

California Employment Development Dept. (EDD)

The EDD’s Labor Market Information Division is the state’s official source for workforce data and labor market information. They collect, analyze, and publish statistical data and reports on unemployment, occupations, wages and other critical economic data. You can localize the data to Alameda County or one of several local metropolitan areas. There is not a choice as narrow as the Tri-Valley, but you can still glean a lot of information here.


CalJOBS system is California's online resource to help job seekers and employers navigate the state's workforce services. However, it can be much more of a resource for you than just job postings. You can search use it to see trends, who’s hiring, and how many job openings are in a certain occupation right now – among other things.

Create a complete profile and let the CalJOBS system work for you. Contact the Tri-Valley One-Stop for help or attend one of their “Introduction to CalJOBS” workshops to learn more.


O*Net Online is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. It was created for the general public to have access to a wide database of occupational information. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling. It is also perfect information to help write resumes and cover letters. Information in O*NET is available for over 900 occupations. It can be used to help in your job search as well as developing your resume.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to its website, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is “the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.”

Here are a number of pages within their site with industry and occupational data:

Career One-Stop

The U.S. Department of Labor is also sponsor and partner in the national network of One-Stop Job Centers. Its site has a host of information for your career exploration, including occupational data. Some of the data is national in scope. Others you can narrow down your search by state.

Here are a number of pages within their site with industry and occupational data:

Here are a number of pages within their site with industry and occupational data: