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O*NET Web Services — API Version 1.8

Notice: the Web Services API will be upgraded on March 5, 2019. See the API Version 1.9 page for more information.

API Version 1.8

On January 23, 2018, the O*NET Web Services API will be upgraded to version 1.8. New features include:

  • JSON — All services can return data in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format. Note: Existing XML format is still fully supported.
  • Salary ranges — High, low, and median salary estimates are included in My Next Move Job Outlook services, for all 974 occupations.
  • Sources of Additional Information — O*NET OnLine's listings of external sites, which provide information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries, are available as part of the occupation report web services.
  • Documentation improvements — A new sidebar and links between sections enable developers to quickly find the right features for their applications.

For complete information, see:

Developers can begin using the new API version immediately, at the URL:

API Version 1.6 Retirement

This communication is a 90 day advance notification of the retirement of API Version 1.6. Version 1.6 will stop functioning on April 3, 2018.

All features from version 1.6 are included in later API versions. In the majority of cases, applications can be upgraded without modification. If you are calling O*NET Web Services with "/v1.6/" in the URL, you will be required to upgrade your applications. We recommend the use of the "current production" URL:

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact O*NET Customer Service.