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
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
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.
Local Employment Dynamics
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
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.
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
Employer Costs For Employee Compensation
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
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.