Latest Publications

The Editor's Desk

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana had highest employment in manufacturing among areas, July 2014 


August 29, 2014
In July 2014, among metropolitan areas for which estimates are available, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, had the highest employment in manufacturing (510,900). In contrast, Fairbanks, Alaska, Laredo, Texas, and Punta Gorda, Florida each had 700 workers employed in manufacturing. Full Text »
Recent TED articles

Monthly Labor Review

Multiple jobholding in states in 2013  
Susan Campolongo
(PDF)  

 

Beyond the Numbers

Trends in producer prices between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail trade establishments

Electronic retailing, or e-commerce, is becoming an increasingly important activity within the U.S. economy. As a component of the retail trade index within the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (PPI) program, the electronic retailing index measures changes in margins received by retailers who conduct sales transactions online.
Read full article 

OOQ: Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Self-employment: What to know to be your own boss
Dennis Vilorio

Financial specialists: Working with money
Sara Royster

Got skills? Think manufacturing
Elka Torpey




Spotlight on Statistics


National Longitudinal Surveys News

  • No. 14-156 (Release of Preliminary 2012 NLSY79 Young Adult Data) (PDF)

Commissioner's Corner

Career Guides

Magazines & Journals

Chartbooks

Bulletins & Reports

Catalog of Publications

Research Papers

Copyrights and BLS Publications

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a Federal government agency and everything that we publish, both in hard copy and electronically, is in the public domain, except for previously copyrighted photographs and illustrations. You are free to use our public domain material without specific permission, although we do ask that you cite the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the source.
  • The public domain use of our materials includes linking to our website. You do not need to obtain special permission from the BLS to link to our site.

BLS Emblem

BLS Emblem
  • The BLS emblem, and its variations, which are displayed on the BLS website, as well as on BLS publications and other BLS products, are federally registered trademarks. Unauthorized use of the BLS emblem is prohibited. All rights reserved.

Contact & Help

Quiz

Test your knowledge


  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.

     

  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.

     

More Quiz questions »