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Inflation and Consumer Spending

Revisions in January to August 2000 CPI Data

Consumer Price Index

News Releases
  • Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI (monthly)  (HTML) (PDF)
  • Midwest region (monthly)  (HTML) (PDF)
  • Average Energy Prices in the Chicago-Gary Kenosha Area (HTML) (PDF)

Consumer Expenditure Survey

News Release
  • Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

Historical Tables CPI-U and CPI-W (1982-84=100) (PDF)

Pay and Benefits

Employment Costs Trends

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  • Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. (HTML) (PDF)
  • Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions (quarterly) (HTML) (PDF)

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

News Releases
  • County Employment and Wages in Illinois (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

Occupational Employment and Wages

News Releases
  • Occupational Employment and Wages in Bloomington-Normal (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages in Lake County-Kenosha County, Ill.-Wis. (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages for Nurses in Illinois' Metropolitan Areas (HTML) (PDF)
  • Occupational Employment and Wages in Rockford (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data


Safety and Health

News Releases
  • Fatal Occupational Injuries in Illinois (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

Employment & Unemployment

Nonfarm Payroll Employment

News Releases
  • Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistics Area Nonfarm Payroll Statistics (Quarterly) (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

Measures of Labor Underutilization

News Releases

Mass Layoffs

Tables of Data

Union Membership

News Releases
  • Union Membership in Illinois (Annual) (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

Minimum Wage Workers

News Releases
  • Minimum Wage Workers in Illinois (Annual) (HTML) (PDF)
Tables of Data

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Last Modified Date: June 12, 2014