The Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS) provides data by industry. Workplaces are classified into industries
based on their principal product or activity, as determined from information on
annual sales volume. Two examples of industries are manufacturing and retail
DOL Web Pages on This
Industry at a
Profiles of the nine major industry divisions. Each profile
contains facts about the industry and links to more data, including an "At a
National estimates of employment and wages by
occupation for over 700 occupations are available for specific industries from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program.
Injuries, Illnesses, and
State and national data available by industry for injuries
and illnesses; national data by industry for fatalities.
Employment, Hours, and
The Current Employment Statistics survey of payroll records
covers over 390,000 businesses on a monthly basis and provides detailed
industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls
for the nation.
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index program measures the average change over time in the
selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
Quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs and
annual data measuring level of average costs per hour worked (ECEC).
Output per hour and unit labor costs for U.S. business sector,
nonfarm business sector, and manufacturing sector. In addition, output per hour
and unit labor costs are available for specific industries.
Career Guide to
The Career Guide to Industries provides information on
available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working
conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement,
earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can
provide additional information.
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