The Midwest BLS Information Office in Chicago services the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Midwest Databases

Selected Databases

Need help getting started on your database search? Below is a list of the most frequently used BLS Databases in the Regions. If these databases do not contain the information you need, please visit the appropriate Program Homepage or contact this regional office for additional assistance.

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Midwest Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Services provided to the public include

 

Library: Personal Assistance by BLS Economists

312 353-1880
This single point of contact provides access to the following information and publication services:

  • Telephone Information and Assistance: 312 353-1880, menu option 0
  • Information specialists are available from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Time to advise you on the availability of BLS data, publications, and information services. Staff economists also assist customers with technical questions regarding survey terms and definitions, and with the interpretation and application of BLS data.

    • If you prefer, you can fax your request to us at 312 353-1886. Or,
    • You can email your request to us.
      Responses to inquiries received by fax and e-mail are usually completed within one workday.
  • CPI Hotline: 312 353-1880, menu option 2

  • A 24 hour recorded message service containing the latest all items indexes and percent changes for the following areas: U.S., Midwest, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The message also provides the issue date for the next monthly release.

    Other Information Services

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  • E-mail Subscription Service
  • The Midwest CPI Summary containing current indexes for the U.S. City Average, the Midwest, and 6 major Midwest metropolitan areas is now available by e-mail. Each month you can receive an e-mail notifying you of the latest CPI on the day it is issued. Visit the BLS News Service Subscription Page to sign-up for this free service.
  • Library
  • The regional office reference library is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our collection includes all BLS Bulletins from 1884 to present, the Monthly Labor Review from 1913 to present, all BLS Reports, recent BLS news releases and summaries, and all BLS periodicals. Loan privileges are not offered but most current material may be obtained free of charge from the information staff.

  • Office Hours: Staff are available to assist visitors from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time.
  • Address
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Office of Economic Analysis and Information
    J.C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building
    Room 960
    230 South Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60604

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