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BLS Data


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.  The Bureau strives to prepare impartial, timely, and accurate reports on U.S. social and economic conditions, workers, workplaces, and workers' families.  The website provides several types of access to BLS time series and reports.


Home page:

Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information by occupation:

Profiles of nine major industry divisions:

Labor force data for California:

Current employment statistics:

Employment projections:

Employment and unemployment:

Employment and wage estimates by occupation:

Wages, earnings and benefits:

National and regional wage data:

Inflation and consumer spending:

The Current Population Survey provides information on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and persons not in the labor force:

Fields Covered
Employment and Unemployment, Prices and Living Conditions, Compensation and Working Conditions, Productivity and Technology, Employment Projections


Depending on the report, city, state, region and/or national.

Period Covered

1980 on for some data, 1991 on for most data, some more recent, reports are periodic.


Update Frequency

Ranges from monthly to annually.

Data Formats

User-defined web tables, news release reports, FTP downloadable data.


See telephone and e-mail below

Bureau of Labor Statistics (West Region)
Attn: EA & I 
P.O. Box 193766 
San Francisco, CA 94119-3766


(415) 975-4350 or (202) 691-5200


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