Bureau of Labor Statistics



The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor is a principal Federal source of labor and price statistics to support public and private decision making and is responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. BLS collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates data on employment and unemployment; projections of the labor force and employment by industry and occupation; prices and inflation at various levels of the economy; consumer expenditures; wages and employee benefits; occupational injuries and illnesses; and productivity and technological change in U.S. industries.

Select Data Sets/Programs:

  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
  • Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)