The Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) publishes a large amount of information on the wages,
earnings, and benefits of workers. Generally, this information is categorized
in one or more of the following ways:
- Geographic area (national regional, state, metropolitan area,
or county data);
- Occupation (such as teacher); and
- Industry (such as manufacturing).
Additional categories, such as age, sex, or union membership, may
be used in some cases.
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Wages by Area and
Wage data are available by occupation for the nation,
regions, states, and many metropolitan areas.
A monthly survey of the payroll records of business
establishments that provides data on earnings of production and nonsupervisory
workers at the national level.
Compensation Survey Benefits
Information on the share of workers
who participate in specified benefits, such as health care, retirement plans,
and paid vacations. The data also show the details of those benefits, such as
deductible amounts, retirement ages, and amounts of paid leave.
Wage and employment trends, occupational rankings, and
state-by-state labor market conditions and cost of living data.
Quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs (also
called employment costs or compensation costs) and annual data measuring the
level of costs per hour worked.
State and County
Employment and Wages
Annual and quarterly wage data by detailed
industry, for the nation, states, and many metropolitan areas and counties.
This program gathers agreements for bargaining units of 1,000
or more workers.
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the public from the federal government.