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ESD New SOC Code Reporting

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, WFIA held a webinar to review the new SOC code reporting requirements with Denise Craig from the Employment Security Department.

In 2019, the Washington State Legislature passed a law requiring employers to report SOC codes in their quarterly reports for unemployment insurance.

What are SOC codes?

SOC stands for Standard Occupational Classification. The federal coding system helps government agencies and private businesses compare occupational data.

This data is used by:

  • Government program managers.
  • Industry and labor relations specialists.
  • Students considering career training.
  • Job seekers.
  • Vocational training schools.
  • Employers wishing to set salaries or locate a new business.

You can access the SOC code reporting website and tools here:

Access the webinar recording here:

Below is a list of the SOC codes we went over in the webinar.

  • Deli workers = FoodPreparation Workers - 35-2021
  • Meat cutters = Butchers and Meat Cutters - 51-3021
  • Florists = Floral Designers -27-1023
  • Produce stockers = Stockersand Order Fillers - 53-7065
  • Bakery workers = Baker -51-3011 
  • Grocery store clerk = Cashier- 41-2011
  • Warehouse worker = Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Clerks - 43-5071
  • Meat Dept Manager =First-line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers. - 41-1011