When you think of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), what type of statistics come to mind for you?
BLS may be best known for their unemployment statistics as well as economic statistics such as the Consumer Price Index.
Below are some of the types of information that can be found at the BLS website. Some may surprise you!
- Labor force (employment/unemployment)
- Occupational employment, including the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Work stoppages
- Workplace injuries
- Prices paid on various goods & services (Consumer Price Indexes (CPI))
- Selling prices on various goods & services (Producer Price Index (PPI))
- Spending habits (Consumer Expenditure Survey)
- Import/Export prices
Additional types of information:
This is just a sampling of the types of information that BLS can provide for your research. Please take a moment to browse their Subject Areas page to see all a list of categories that are available.