Few economic data are as closely watched as measures of employment
and unemployment. The Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS) provides a broad range of statistics covering jobs and
DOL Web Pages on This
Monthly survey of the payroll records of business establishments
provides data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers at the national
State and Local
Monthly estimates of employment, hours, and earnings for
individual states and metropolitan areas from the survey of business
State and Local
Monthly estimates of employment and unemployment for
all states, metropolitan areas, small labor market areas, counties, cities of
25,000 or more, all cities and towns in New England, and certain other
Monthly reports on all mass layoffs and quarterly reports on
layoffs lasting more than 30 days.
Insurance Data & Statistics
Unemployment insurance information from
the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, including
weekly claims data, projections, and annual state taxable wage bases and
Estimates of the labor market 10 years into the future and
other career information.
Job Openings and Labor
Monthly establishment survey producing data on job openings,
hires, and separations.
Employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations.
Labor Force Statistics from the
Current Population Survey
A monthly survey of households that provides a
comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and
persons not in the labor force.
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FedStats.gov provides access to virtually all statistical information available
to the public from the federal government.