This page provides access to and explains the construction of the datasets used in "The
Evolving U.S. Occupational Structure" and "New Technologies and the Labor Market." These
datasets were constructed from text originally published in the Boston Globe, New York Times,
and Wall Street Journal. The datasets contain information on occupations' skill requirements,
technology usage, work activities, work styles, and other job characteristics, between 1940
The downloadable data were last updated April 7, 2018.
For the pervious version of the data, available from July 1, 2017 to April 6, 2018, see the following link.
For a summary of the differences between the first and second versions, see the following document.