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Federal News

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a variety of workforce and labor market information. These subject or topic area remains the same while the data changes monthly or quarterly. A selection of Federal News electronic bulletins are maintain on this page and are updated regularly and are updated on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.

Business Employment Dynamics

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues new data on Business Employment Dynamics (BED) by state quarterly via PDF. Their PDF news release provides employer dynamics data on establishment openings, closings, expansions, and contractions at the national level by NAICS industry. The change in the number of jobs over time is the net result of increases and decreases in employment that occur with all businesses in the economy. BED statistics track these changes in employment at the private business unit level from the third month of one quarter to the third month of the next. Gross job gains are the sum of increases in employment from expansions in employment at existing units and the addition of new jobs at opening units. Gross job losses are the result of contractions in employment at existing units and the loss of jobs at closing units. The difference between the number of gross jobs gained and the number of gross jobs lost is the net change in employment.

The BED website is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, or QCEW, program. These quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.

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Local Employment Dynamics

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The United States Census Bureau offers an LED Extraction tool which enables streamlined access to the public-use data produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. This tool provides CSV files for the exact variables and characteristics requested by users.

Producer Price Index

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The Producer Price Index (PPI) monthly release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a family of indexes that measures the average change over time in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller and produce monthly statistics at the national level.

Real Earnings

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The monthly Real Earnings news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on real average weekly earnings of workers. This data is collected from the payroll reports of nonfarm establishments. Earnings of both full-time and part-time workers holding production or non-supervisory jobs are included.

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

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The International Price Program produces Monthly Import Price Indexes (MPI) and Export Price Indexes (XPI) containing data on changes in the prices of nonmilitary goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world. (PDF)


Employer Costs For Employee Compensation

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A quarterly national report providing data pertaining to the employers' average hourly cost for total compensation and its components-wages and benefits. Compensation costs are reported by major occupation, industry, region, union and nonunion status, establishment size, and full- or part-time status.

Consumer Price Index

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The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. These data are provided in PDF documents. Links can be found below or from our Alphabetical Site Map page.



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