WOTC Performance

State workforce agencies submit data to ETA through the quarterly electronic submission of ETA Form 9058 via the web-based Tax Credit Reporting System (TCRS) of the Enterprise Business Services System (EBSS). See the tables below for an overview of WOTC annual performance, wage, and occupational data.

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Table 1. National Tax Credit Certification Reporting by Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Total Certifications YTD Annual Report
2021 2,081,474 PDF Format
2020 1,620,806 PDF Format
2019 2,068,417 PDF Format
2018 2,204,142 PDF Format
2017 2,027,012 PDF Format
Table 2. Total Number of Certifications by Starting Hourly Wage
Fiscal Year Section K 1.
Under Federal
Minimum Wage
Section K 2.
$7.25-$8.25
Section K 3.
$8.26-$8.99
Section K 4.
$9.00-$9.99
Section K 5.
$10.00-Higher
2021 28,098 264,250 69,684 175,990 1,543,452
2020 24,832 214,812 69,813 204,922 1,106,427
2019 30,950 367,684 103,564 515,945 1,050,274
2018 33,031 508,290 129,324 592,976 937,661
2017 35,576 517,234 111,866 571,940 778,445

Note: Data may change due to performance reporting updates.

Table 3. Total Number of Certifications by Occupation
*Top seven occupations by total certifications
Fiscal Year Business & Financial Operations
(SOC 13))
Healthcare Support Occupation
(SOC 31)
Food Preparation & Serving
(SOC 35)
Personal Care & Services
(SOC 39)
Sales & Related Occupations
(SOC 41)
Office & Administrative Support
(SOC 43)
Production Occupations
(SOC 51)
2021 117,815 58,837 285,678 62,850 251,239 895,913 233,681
2020 86,146 47,373 249,265 38,594 194,658 658,786 201,246
2019 58,826* 56,338 361,235 44,709 292,804 755,624 300,365
2018 23,748* 61,561 371,509 35,735 350,411 766,230 365,696
2017 13,600* 61,858 321,714 34,344 370,558 632,390 366,395

Note: Data may change due to performance reporting updates.

*Note: Standard Occupational Classifications.

*Note: For FY 2019 – FY 2017, Business & Financial Operations (SOC 13) was not one of the top seven occupations by total certifications.