Inflation, Prices, and Spending

BLS measures price movement from the perspectives of American consumers, producers, and importers through the use of price indexes. Measures for tracking changes in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts among occupations and industries, are also available, as are average retail price levels for selected food and energy items. Information is also produced on the spending habits of consumers at the national, regional, and metropolitan area levels, including data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Consumer Price Index, Miami-Fort Lauderdale – October 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Nov 2014
Consumer Price Index, Atlanta-October 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Nov 2014
Consumer Price Index, South Region-October 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Nov 2014
Virginia Beach Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Birmingham Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntsville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jacksonville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Miami Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Orlando Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Tampa Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Atlanta Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Savannah Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Lexington, KY, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Louisville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jackson, MS, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Charlotte Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Raleigh Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Columbia Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Memphis Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Nashville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Evansville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
Cincinnati Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
Average Energy Prices, Atlanta-September 2014 Average energy prices News Release Oct 2014
Average Energy Prices, Miami-Fort Lauderdale - September 2014 Average energy prices News Release Oct 2014
ConsumerPriceIndex_Summary_Southeast Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Oct 2014
Southeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Sep 2014
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southeast Consumer price indexes Table Nov 2014
Consumer Price Index for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater-First Half 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Aug 2014
Consumer Price Index, Cincinnati-Hamilton – First Half 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Aug 2014
Consumer Expenditures for the Atlanta Area: 2010-2011 Consumer spending News Release Dec 2012
Consumer Expenditures for the Miami Area: 2010-2011 Consumer spending News Release Dec 2012


Links to additional information and databases for inflation, prices, and spending:


Pay and Benefits

BLS produces extensive information on wages, earnings, and benefits by geographic area, occupation, and industry. These data generally include average and median pay levels, sometimes cross-classified by worker characteristics such as gender, union status, or private versus public sector employment. Information is also available regarding employer benefit provisions and costs, as well as rates of compensation change over time.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Virginia Beach Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Birmingham Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntsville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jacksonville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Miami Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Orlando Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Tampa Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Atlanta Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Savannah Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Lexington, KY, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Louisville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jackson, MS, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Charlotte Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Raleigh Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Columbia Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Memphis Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Nashville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Changing Compensation Costs in the Miami Metropolitan Area-September 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Nov 2014
Changing Compensation Costs in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area-September 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Nov 2014
Evansville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
Cincinnati Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
County Employent And Wages In Kentucky-First Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Oct 2014
County Employment And Wages In Tennessee-First Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Oct 2014
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – June 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Sep 2014
Southeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Nov 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Pascagoula, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Jacksonville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
County Employment and Wages in North Carolina - Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
County Employment and Wages in Georgia - Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages for Truck Drivers in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Southeast-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News–May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greensboro-High Point, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages In Tallahassee, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Columbia, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Huntsville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hattiesburg, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Chattanooga, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind. MSA – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Louisville-Jefferson County, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Jackson, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Savannah, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mobile, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lexington-Fayette, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Raleigh-Cary, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Birmingham-Hoover, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Gulfport-Biloxi, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
County Employment and Wages in Florida – Third Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
County Employment and Wages in South Carolina - Third Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Minimum Wage Workers in Kentucky-2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Minimum Wage Workers In North Carolina-2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
County Employment and Wages in Mississippi-Second Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2014
Women’s Earnings In Florida-2012 Pay News Release Jan 2014
Women’s Earnings In Georgia-2012 Pay News Release Jan 2014
County Employment and Wages in Alabama-Second Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2014


Links to additional information and databases for pay and benefits:


Employment and Unemployment

BLS publishes a broad spectrum of information on state and area employment and unemployment. Monthly information on job growth and employment by industry is available for all states and hundreds of metropolitan areas. More extensive industry data are available for states and counties on a quarterly basis. Data for gross job gains and job losses, which underlie net employment change, are also produced. Statistics related to unemployment rates and the size of the labor force are available for all states, counties, and nearly 400 metropolitan areas. Additionally, alternative measures of labor underutilization, which include discouraged workers and those working part-time for economic reasons, are produced for all states. The Bureau also publishes annual reports for other demographic characteristics such as minimum wage workers, employment by occupation, and employment by union status.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Virginia Beach Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Birmingham Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Huntsville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jacksonville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Miami Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Orlando Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Tampa Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Atlanta Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Savannah Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Lexington, KY, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Louisville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Jackson, MS, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Charlotte Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Raleigh Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Columbia Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Memphis Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Nashville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2014
Evansville Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
Cincinnati Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Oct 2014
County Employent And Wages In Kentucky-First Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Oct 2014
County Employment And Wages In Tennessee-First Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Oct 2014
Atlanta Area Employment-August 2014 Employment News Release Oct 2014
Southeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Nov 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2014
Virginia Beach Area Employment - June 2014 Employment News Release Jul 2014
Miami Area Employment-June 2014 Employment News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Pascagoula, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Jacksonville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
County Employment and Wages in North Carolina - Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
County Employment and Wages in Georgia - Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages for Truck Drivers in Selected Metropolitan Areas in the Southeast-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News–May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Greensboro-High Point, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages In Tallahassee, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Columbia, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Huntsville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hattiesburg, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Chattanooga, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind. MSA – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Louisville-Jefferson County, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Jackson, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Savannah, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Mobile, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Lexington-Fayette, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Raleigh-Cary, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment And Wages In Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Birmingham-Hoover, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Gulfport-Biloxi, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release May 2014
County Employment and Wages in Florida – Third Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
County Employment and Wages in South Carolina - Third Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Minimum Wage Workers in Kentucky-2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Minimum Wage Workers In North Carolina-2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in Alabama-2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in Mississippi - 2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in Tennessee - 2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in South Carolina-2013 Unemployment News Release Apr 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in Kentucky - 2013 Unemployment News Release Mar 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in North Carolina-2013 Unemployment News Release Mar 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization In Florida-2013 Unemployment News Release Mar 2014
Measures of Labor Underutilization in Georgia-2013 Unemployment News Release Mar 2014
Union Membership in Alabama - 2013 Employment News Release Feb 2014
Union Membership in Kentucky-2013 Employment News Release Feb 2014
County Employment and Wages in Mississippi-Second Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2014
County Employment and Wages in Alabama-Second Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2014


Links to additional information and databases for employment and unemployment:


Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

BLS publishes information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. National data contain the greatest level of detail, but a significant amount of information is available at the state level. For many individual metropolitan areas BLS publishes total work-related fatal injury counts, as well as selected industry and occupational details for the largest metropolitan areas.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Fatal Work Injuries in Mississippi - 2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Nov 2014
Fatal Work Injuries in North Carolina - 2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Nov 2014
Fatal Work Injuries in Georgia - 2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Nov 2014
Fatal Work Injuries in Alabama-2013 Workplace fatalities News Release Oct 2014
Fatal Work Injuries In Florida-2012 Workplace fatalities News Release Nov 2013


Links to additional information and databases for workplace injuries and illnesses: