Changes to 1990-based occupation variables

The following changes were made to 1990-based occupation variables (OCC1990, OCC90LY, JTOCC1990, DWOCC1990) to align codes for basic monthly and ASEC samples in 1976-2010, and to reflect updates to the 2010 Census occupation coding scheme in 2011-2018. These changes affect data extracts made prior to September 1, 2018.

Previous 1990 Occupation Code Updated 1990 Occupation Code Raw Occupation Code Affected Label for Raw Occupation Code
Basic Monthly Data from 1976-1982
0999N/ANot in Universe
463405931Flight Attendants
469457945Personal Service Apprentices
549544491Apprentice mechanics, except auto
Basic Monthly Data from 1983-1988
0999N/ANot in Universe
4225Administrators and officials--public administration
22364307Supervisors, distribution etc.
373389374Material Recording
599628613Supervisors, extraction operations
Basic Monthly Data from 2003-2010
0999N/ANot in Universe
3871592540Teacher assistants
4054233840Parking enforcement workers1
All samples, 2011-2018
0999N/ANot in Universe
21370425Emergency management directors
22190325Funeral service managers
371660735Market research analysts and marketing specialists
864463648Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
1041053235Exercise Physiologists
1692141950Social science research assistants
1744652015Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
1744652016Social and human service assistants
200831660Life scientists, all other
229641030Web developers
3833895165Financial clerks, all other
3871592540Teacher assistants
4054233840Parking enforcement workers
4254263945Transportation security screeners
469194465Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors
4754730205Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
7366798256Print binding and finishing workers
7697797855Food processing workers, all other
8834639050Flight attendants
1This change occurs for ASEC and basic monthly/supplement data.

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