Bureau of Labor Statistics

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About the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the US Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

With the strongest commitment to integrity and objectivity, the BLS will be premier among statistical agencies, producing impartial, timely, and accurate data relevant to the needs of our users and to the social and economic conditions of our Nation, its workers, and their families.

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Categories of Data and Additional Tools

The following categories of data are listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

Inflation & Prices

 *Prices - Consumer
 *All Urban Consumers					
 *Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers					
 *All Urban Consumers
 *Average Price Data
 *Department Store Inventory Price Index

Prices - Producer

 *Industry Data
 *Commodity Data

Prices - International

 *Import/Export Price Indexes



 *Employment, Hours, and Earnings - National
 *Current Employment Statistics - CES				
 *Employment, Hours, and Earnings - State and Metro Area		
 *Labor Force Statistics
 *Current Population Survey - CPS	 			 		
 *Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)


 *State and County Employment and Wages
 *Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages - QCEW 				 	
 *Business Employment Dynamics (BDM)

Annual & Other

 *Employment and Wages from Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey
 *American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
 *Union Affiliation Data
 *Current Population Survey - CPS 		 	 		
 *Employment Projections


  • Rates & Levels
  • Labor Force Statistics including the National Unemployment Rate
  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
  • Layoffs
  • Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)

Pay & Benefits

 *National Compensation Survey
 *Pay & Cost of Benefits
 *Employment Cost Index
 *Employer Cost for Employee Compensation
 *Benefit Incidence & Provisions
 *Employee Benefits Survey
 *Work Stoppages
 *Work Stoppages Data
 *Pay (from an Employment Survey)
 *Weekly & Hourly Earnings
 *Current Population Survey - CPS 
 *Employment and Wages
 *Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey
 *Earnings - National
 *Current Employment Statistics - CES					
 *State and County Wages
 *Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages - QCEW

Spending & Time Use

 *Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)
 *Time Use
 *American Time Use Survey (ATUS)


 *Major Sector Productivity and Costs Index
 *Major Sector Multifactor Productivity Index
 *Industry Productivity and Costs
 *International Labor Comparisons

Workplace Injuries

 *Workplace Injuries & Illnesses
 *Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2003 forward)
 *Nonfatal cases involving days away from work
 *Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Industry Data
 *Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Fatal Injuries Profiles


 *International Comparisons
 *International Labor Comparisons
 *Prices - International
 *Import/Export Price Indexes
 *International Price Program - IPP	

Employment Projections

 *Occupational Employment, Training, and Earnings
 *Education Level Search			 
 *Occupation Search	 
 *National Employment Matrix
 *Occupation Across Industries Search		 
 *Industry Employment Search

Regional Resources

 *New England Information Office
 *New York-New Jersey Information Office
 *Mid-Atlantic Information Office
 *Southeast Information Office
 *Midwest Information office
 *Southwest Information Office
 *Mountain-Plains Information Office
 *Western Information Offic

Historical News Release Tables

 *Historical 'A' Tables (Household data)
 *Previous years and months
 *Employment Situation New Release (monthly)
 *Current Population Survey (CPS)	
 *Historical 'B' Tables (Establishment data)
 *Previous years and months
 *Employment Situation News Release (monthly)
 *Current Employment Statistics (CES)	
 *Weekly Earnings Tables: Previous quarters
 *Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers News Release (quarterly)
 *Union Affiliation Tables: Previous years
 *Union Members News Release (annual)


 *Create customized maps
 *Mapping Unemployment Rates (States, Metropolitan Areas, Counties)


 *Location quotient
 *Injury and Illness