Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Indicator Reports

Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims - The jobless claims report presents the weekly unemployment insurance (UI) claims reported by each state's unemployment insurance program offices. These claims may be used for monitoring workload volume, assessing state program operations and for assessing labor market conditions. States initially report claims directly taken by the state liable for the benefit payments, regardless of where the claimant who filed the claim resided. These are the basis for the advance initial claims and continued claims reported each week. (Weekly, Thurs)

Productivity and Costs - Productivity and costs are measured in this report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Using output data and hours worked, the difference measures the productivity of the workforce in a given quarter. Output data are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor; and the Federal Reserve Board. Hours and compensation data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Quarterly)

Employment Situation - This news release presents statistics from two major surveys, the Current Population Survey (CPS; household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics survey (CES; establishment survey). The household survey provides information on the labor force, employment, and unemployment. It is a sample survey of about 60,000 eligible households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The establishment survey provides information on employment, hours, and earnings of employees on nonfarm payrolls. BLS collects these data each month from the payroll records of a sample of nonagricultural business establishments. Each month the CES program surveys about 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls. The active sample includes approximately one-third of all nonfarm payroll jobs. (Monthly)

Employment Cost Index - The Employment Cost Index (ECI) measures the change in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts among occupations and industries. Data is collected from a sample of private and state and local establishments. (Quarterly)

Job Openings and Labor Turnover - This report provides statistics from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The JOLTS program provides information on labor demand and turnover. Estimates are published for job openings, hires, quits, layoffs and discharges, other separations, and total separations. The JOLTS program covers all private nonfarm establishments, as well as civilian federal, state, and local government entities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Industries are classified in accordance with the North American Industry Classification System. (Monthly)

Producer Price Index - The Producer Price Index (PPI) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a family of indexes that measures the average change over time in prices received (price changes) by producers for domestically produced goods, services, and construction. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller. More than 10,000 PPIs for individual products and groups of products are released each month. (Monthly)

US Import and Export Price Indexes - US Import and Export Price Indexes measure the prices received and paid for goods and services traded in and out of the United States. The indexes are classified by NAICS industry and destination. (Monthly)

Consumer Price Index - The CPI represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. Price indexes are available for the U.S., the four Census regions, nine Census divisions, two size of city classes, eight cross-classifications of regions and size-classes, and for 23 local areas. Indexes are available for major groups of consumer expenditures (food and beverages, housing, apparel, transportation, medical care, recreation, education and communications, and other goods and services), for items within each group, and for special categories, such as services. (Monthly)

Other Reports

Real Earnings - The Real Earnings series presented in this release are derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, a monthly establishment survey of employment, payroll, and hours. The deflators used for constant-dollar earnings series presented in this release come from the Consumer Price Indexes Program. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) is used to deflate earnings for the all employees series, while the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is used to deflate earnings for the production and nonsupervisory employees series. (Monthly)

Weekly Update - Reports that were published in the past week as well as upcoming BLS news releases. (Weekly)

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Includes information like median pay, education required, training required, number of new jobs, and growth rate (N/A)

The Economics Daily - Each business day, The Economics Daily, presents fresh economic information in charts and maps, highlights intriguing BLS data that you might otherwise have missed, focuses on one or two specific points, provides links to further information at the bottom of each story, and gives you a way to send us your feedback about The Economics Daily (Daily)

Monthly Labor Review - The Monthly Labor Review (MLR) is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. Through MLR articles, economists, statisticians, and experts from BLS join with private sector professionals and federal, state, and local government specialists to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields. Subjects include the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and more. (Monthly)

Beyond the Numbers - Beyond the Numbers is a BLS publication that strives to bring interesting data stories to you. News releases typically focus on the headline numbers, but this publication delves deeper and gives you a peek at what goes on Beyond the Numbers. (N/A)

Spotlight on Statistics - Each edition of Spotlight on Statistics features graphics, maps, and brief written analysis to illustrate BLS data that examine the U.S. labor market and economy. New editions of Spotlight on Statistics are published several times a year. (N/A)

BLS Reports - BLS Reports provide analytical information related to the labor force, consumer spending, earnings, and work injuries and illnesses. Typically, reports contain a few pages of written analysis followed by statistical tables, which allow you to gather detailed information on economic conditions.  Most reports have an annual cycle. (N/A)

Career Outlook - Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more. These articles are helpful for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and others planning careers. (N/A)

Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment - The Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment presents annual data on the employed and unemployed for states and census regions and divisions. The estimates include demographic characteristics, occupation, industry, class of worker, hours of work, duration of unemployment, and reason for unemployment. The source of the data is the Current Population Survey. (N/A)

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