Individual businesses are the only source for this important information. The occupational employment data provided by employers is the basis for preparing realistic projections of future occupational employment needs. Federal, state, and local governments spend billions of dollars each year on education and workforce training. Information on occupational demand is used to inform schools and other training institutions about the skills and knowledge employers need. The survey samples about 21,000 Florida establishments with two semi-annual collection panels.
The wage data provided by employers allows for the comparison of occupational wages across geographic regions and among industry sectors.
Maintaining a Well-Balanced Workforce