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Government Information: Statistics: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The government's data gathering efforts apart from providing statistics for numerous applications helps defend arguments and authenticates research.

Career Exploration

This K-12 tab of the BLS page provides teachers with classroom materials and students with insights into career exploration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information about hundreds of occupations and describes job duties, work environment, education and experience needed, median pay, and more. Each profile includes BLS employment projections for the next several years.

Employment Projections

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Labor Force Statistics from CPS

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Labor Force Statistics including the National Unemployment Rate
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Weekly & Hourly Earnings
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Union Affiliation Data
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Marital and Family Labor Force Statistics
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Current Population Survey

Statistics Databases

Monthly Labor Review