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Anonymous FTP Service Discontinued March 1, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ended its support of Anonymous FTP Service effective March 1, 2014. The BLS FTP site (ftp://ftp.bls.gov/) was replaced by a more secure HTTP site called https://download.bls.gov/. The new HTTP site hosts identical downloadable files as those available on the FTP site except for files located in the special.request directory. For specifics on special request files previously hosted on the FTP website, please visit the FTP Server Migration Crosswalk page. To ensure a smooth transition, BLS FTP users are strongly recommended to update any automated scripts and begin using the new HTTP site as soon as possible.


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Last Modified Date: March 1, 2014