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Inflation & Prices

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Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

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Producer Price IndexesMonthly data on changes in the selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.

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Import/Export Price IndexesMonthly data on changes in the prices of imported and exported nonmilitary goods traded between the U.S. and the rest of theworld.

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Consumer Expenditure SurveyData on the buying habits of American consumers, by socioeconomic characteristics.

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Employment

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National Nonfarm Payroll Statistics(from the Current Employment Statistics - CES)Monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments.

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State & Metro Area Nonfarm Payroll Statistics(from the Current Employment Statistics - CES)Monthly data on employment, hours, and earnings by industry and geographic area.

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Labor Force Statistics(from the Current Population Survey- CPS)National data on employment, unemployment, earnings, and other labor market topics by demographic characteristics.

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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) Monthly data on job openings, hires, and separations.

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Quarterly

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)Comprehensive employment and wage data by industry and geographic area, based on a quarterly census of employers.

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Business Employment Dynamics (BDM) Quarterly data series of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics, generated from the Quarterly Census ofEmployment and Wages program.

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Annual & Other

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)Data on employment and wages for over 800 occupations and for about 400 nonfarm industries for the nation, plus occupationaldata for States and metropolitan areas.

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National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS)Several surveys gathering information at multiple points in time about the labor market and life experiences of six groupsof American men, women, and youth.

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American Time Use Survey (ATUS)Annual information on how people spend their time.

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Employment Projections (EPP) Estimates for the next 10 years for the labor market plus other career information.

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)Research data on employment, wages, and occupations for establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least10 percent ownership during 2012.

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Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS)Data regarding physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mentalrequirements.

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Work StoppagesData on major work stoppages (lockouts and strikes).

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Unemployment

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National data on unemployment, employment, earnings, and other labor market topics by demographic characteristics.

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State and Local Unemployment Rates
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Monthly estimates of employment and unemployment for all States, metropolitan areas, small labor market areas, counties,cities with a population of 25,000 or more, and certain other areas.

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Pay & Benefits

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National Compensation Survey (NCS)Provides data on compensation costs and trends. Also provides data on coverage and provisions of employer-sponsored benefitplans.

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BenefitsComprehensive data on access to, participation in, and provisions of employee benefit plans.

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Compensation Cost Trends (ECI and ECEC)Quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs (ECI) and quarterly data measuring level of average costs perhour worked (ECEC).

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Earnings Statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS)National data on usual weekly earnings, hourly earnings, employment, unemployment, and other labor market topics by demographiccharacteristics; includes earnings by occupation for men and for women.

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Wages from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) surveyData on wages and employment for over 800 occupations and for about 400 nonfarm industries for the nation, plus occupationaldata for States and metropolitan areas.

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National Nonfarm Payroll Statistics from the Current Employment Statistics(CES) Program, including Real EarningsMonthly national data by detailed industry on earnings, employment, and hours of workers on the payrolls of nonfarm establishments;includes “real earnings” (that is, earnings adjusted for inflation).

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Local Industry Wages from the Quarterly Census of Employment andWages (QCEW)Comprehensive wage and employment data by industry and geographic area, based on a quarterly census of employers.

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Modeled Wage Estimates (MWE)Provides annual estimates of average hourly wages for occupations by selected job characteristics and within geographicallocation.

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Spending & Time Use

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Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE)Annual data on the buying habits of American consumers, by socioeconomic characteristics.

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American Time Use Survey (ATUS)Annual information on how people spend their time.

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Productivity

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Quarterly Labor ProductivityQuarterly indexes of labor productivity and related measures of costs for major sectors of the economy, including business,nonfarm business, and manufacturing.

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Multifactor Productivity (MFP)Annual indexes for industries and major sectors of the economy that relate output to labor, capital, and-in some cases-otherinputs.

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Industry ProductivityAnnual indexes of productivity for detailed industries.

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Workplace Injuries

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Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses, and Fatal Injuries (IIF)Data on nonfatal illnesses and injuries on the job and fatal injuries to workers.

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International

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International Technical Cooperation Conducts a comprehensive program of training in statistical methods and practices for people from other countries whowish to emulate BLS practices for survey sampling, data collection, aggregation, estimation, and dissemination.

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Import/Export Price IndexesMonthly data on changes in the prices of imported and exported nonmilitary goods traded between the U.S. and the rest of theworld.

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Regional Resources

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New England (Boston, MA) Services Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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