Economist or Economic Analyst
The Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington publishes a variety of news releases and other publications providing some descriptive analysis of BLS economic data. There are also regional office versions of many of these publications focusing on state, county, or metropolitan areas. To produce these data featured in these publications, BLS employs many survey and statistical methods developed and refined over the course of years.
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Inflation & Prices
Consumer Price Index
Producer Price Indexes
Import/Export Price Indexes
National Employment (from the Current Employment Statistics Survey)
State and Local Employment (from the Current Employment Statistics Survey)
State and County Employment (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
Employment and Worker Characteristics (from the Current Population Survey)
Job Openings and Labor Turnover
Employment by Occupation
Business Employment Dynamics
National Unemployment Rate (from the Current Population Survey)
State and Local Unemployment Rates
Mass Layoff Statistics
Pay & Benefits
Employment Cost Index
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation
National Compensation Survey
County Wages (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)
Occupational Wages (Occupational Employment Statistics Survey)
Spending & Time Use
Labor ProductivityThe Major Sector Productivity and Costs program publishes quarterly and annual measures of output per hour and unit labor costs for the United States.
The Industry Productivity and Costs program publishes annual measures of output per hour and unit labor costs for detailed U.S. industries.
Multifactor ProductivityThe Major Sector Productivity and Costs program publishes annual measures of output per unit of combined inputs for major sectors and 18 NAICS 3-digit manufacturing industries for the United States.
Workplace Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities