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Summer 2007 Vol. 51, Number 2

Earnings data from BLS
What we have and how to find it

Elka Maria Torpey

Each of the questions below can be answered by a BLS survey or census. Test your data know-how by seeing if you can identify which BLS program answers which question.


1. How much did the average registered nurse make in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in May 2006?

2. What is the difference in pay for an experienced welder or cutter and for an entry-level one?


3. What are commercial banking wages in Manhattan, NY (NY County), versus Manhattan, Kansas (Riley County)?


4. Did earnings in retail trade increase from March to April 2007?


5. How much do male elementary and middle school teachers make a week, on average?



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