The Southwest BLS Information Office in Dallas services the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Southwest News Releases and Tables

Southwest Databases

Southwest Databases

Need help getting started on your database search? Below is a list of the most frequently used BLS Databases in the Regions. If these databases do not contain the information you need, please visit the appropriate Program Homepage or contact this regional office for additional assistance.

Survey Name Data Search Tool
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Southwest Geographic Data

Southwest Frequently Asked Questions

Southwest Special Notices

Discontinuance of mailing paper copies of the Southwest Statistical Summary

As of April 1, 2008, subscribers will no longer receive paper copies of the Southwest Statistical Summary in the mail. The CPI portion of that publication will continue to be available through the Bureau's Web site at

A free email subscription service is available for the CPI summary. Shortly after the CPI table is posted online each month, subscribers to this service receive an email message containing a link to the web page. The subscription form with a list of available regional office CPI summaries (blue cards) is located at The “Southwest Statistical Summary” page showing labor force and industry employment for selected states can be downloaded from

The mailing of regional CPI summaries and other regional publications is being discontinued as a result of unanticipated budget constraints faced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. See for details.

Hurricane Katrina

NEW The effects of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans economy. Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans economy; tourism, port operations, and educational services, the foundation of the city's economy, survived, offering a base for recovery.


IMPORTANT New Industry Classification System -- Industry employment data were converted to the 2002 NAICS basis in 2003.


Contact the Southwest Regional Office

Services provided to the public

Automated Information / Telephone Hotlines

CPI/PPI Hotlines: Recorded CPI and PPI messages available 24 hours a day.

  • Dallas: (214) 767-6970
  • Houston: (713) 718-3753

Library: Personal Assistance by BLS Economists

Telephone: The Economic Analysis & Information staff is available for phone assistance from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at:

(214) 767-6970.

Location: The office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and is located at:

Bureau of Labor Statistics
EA&I, Room 221
525 Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

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