The Western BLS Information Office in San Francisco services the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Western News Releases and Tables

Western Databases

Western 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
Western Information Office (San Francisco, CA) Most Requested Statistics

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Western Geographic Data

Western Frequently Asked Questions

Western Special Notices

  • Discontinuance of mailing paper copies of the Western Consumer Price Index (CPI) Card
  • As of April 1, 2008, subscribers will no longer receive paper copies of the Western CPI Card (San Francisco) in the mail. The Western CPI Card will continue to be available through the Bureau's Web site.

    A free email subscription service is available for the CPI card. Shortly after the CPI card is posted online each month, subscribers to this service receive an email message containing a link to the card. The subscription form with a list of available regional office CPI blue cards is located at

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

  • NEW "The economic impact of the creative arts industries: New York and Los Angeles" Data from the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages provide a fresh perspective on the impact and value of the creative arts to the economies of New York and Los Angeles; one of every 4 creative arts industry jobs in the Nation operated out of either of those locales in 2006. The report is available at

  • NEW "Regional Report: Labor market risks of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Alameda County" (PDF). This report describes the labor market at risk in the event of one possible earthquake scenario.

Contact the Western Regional Office

Ways to Obtain Data

  • Telephone Information and Assistance: (415) 625-2270, menu option 4

  • Information specialists are available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time to advise you on the availability of BLS data, publications, and information services. Staff economists also assist customers with technical questions regarding survey terms and definitions and with the interpretation and application of BLS data.
    • If you prefer, you can fax your request to us at 415-625-2351 or
    • You can also e-mail your request. Responses to inquiries received by fax and e-mail are usually answered within one workday.
  • CPI Hotline: (415) 625-2270, menu option 2
    • A 24 hour recorded message service containing the latest all items indexes and percent changes for the U.S., West, and Western selected metropolitan areas. The message also provides the issue date for the next release.
      Additional local CPI hotline phone numbers are located in all published Western area cities.
          Anchorage, AK
            (907) 271-2770
          Honolulu, HI
            (808) 541-2808
          Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange Co., CA
            (310) 235-6884
          Phoenix-Mesa, AZ
          Portland-Salem, OR-WA
            (503) 326-5818
          San Diego, CA
            (619) 557-6538
          Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA
            (206) 553-0645
  • Library
    • The regional office reference library is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Our library contains historical BLS Bulletins, Monthly Labor Review, BLS Reports, BLS periodicals, news releases, and summaries. Current materials may be obtained free of charge from the information staff.
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    90 7th Street, Suite 14-100
    San Francisco, CA 94103