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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

CE Methods Overview

An in-depth guide on how we create estimates and the concepts we measure.
Learn more about how CE is modernizing and streamlining its surveys.
Learn more about the BLS initiative to develop a consumption measure.
Learn more about CE data quality measures and how CE data compare with other data sources.
Prototype statistics measuring the allocation of Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) across households.
Learn more about major improvements and changes in data collection methods, processing changes, and new data products.
Learn more about how OPLC programs compare.
Learn more about the BLS research on poverty, in particular poverty thresholds.
Learn more about the survey material used to collect data.
Detail on how to get started with CE data products, including information about concepts, uses, and considerations.