Production Database — O*NET® 19.0
The O*NET database contains several hundred variables that represent descriptors of work and worker characteristics, including skill requirements. It is provided here to enable product developers to incorporate the O*NET database into their products. This section contains the database, the data dictionary, technical documentation, and other information to support such product development.
Highlights of the O*NET 19.0 Database
- Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (importance, relevance, and frequency) for 126 occupations
- Addition and update of Abilities, Skills, Work Activities, Knowledge, and Work Context data for 126 occupations
- Addition and update of Training and Work Experience and Education data for 126 occupations
- Addition and update of Work Styles data for 126 occupations
- Addition and update of Job Zones data for 126 occupations
- Addition and update of Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) and linkages for 974 occupations
Release Cycle and Timetable
The O*NET database is being updated on a regularly scheduled basis (see Data Publication Schedule). These updates occur as a result of the Data Collection Program currently underway. Updated data for the fifteenth subset of occupations is now included with this 19.0 release. A sixteenth subset of occupations will be updated as a part of the next major database release, expected in early August, 2015.
Update Summary 5.0 - 19.0
|New or updated O*NET items||O*NET-SOC 2010 Total
(974 data-level occupations)
|Updated Task Statements, Interests, and Work Values data||974|
|Updated Detailed Work Activities (DWAs)||974|
|Updated with Emerging Tasks||305|
|Addition of Tools and Technology||973|
The Emerging Tasks and Tools and Technology files are distributed separately from the core O*NET database. You can download them from the Supplemental Files page.
For more details about each of the updates, refer to the database summary document provided below.
O*NET Database Update Summary (PDF - 1.0 MB)