Aggregate Economy (Critical Variables)
BLS develops aggregate economic projections as a key input for its employment projections. This page contains the most recently released macroeconomic model solution.
The methodology used to project the aggregate economy is described in detail on the Employment Projections program's methodology page and in the BLS Handbook of Methods. (PDF)
All aggregate economy tables in a single file (XLSX)
Most Recent Analysis
Other Aggregate Economy Analysis
Data for Researchers
- Historical time-series for critical aggregate variables, 2012–2018 and projected 2028 (XLSX)
The critical variable file contains the following tables:
- Summary for the U.S. economy
- Real gross domestic product—demand categories, in billions of chained 2012 dollars
- Nominal gross domestic product—demand categories, in billions of current dollars
- Personal income and its disposition, in billions of current dollars
- Federal Government receipts and expenditures, in billions of current dollars
- State and local government receipts and expenditures, in billions of current dollars
- Foreign transactions in the NIPA's, in billions of current dollars
- Housing and construction
- Employment, hours, and labor force
- Productivity, costs, and prices
- Via e-mail.
- Via telephone at 202-691-5700.
- Via mail to: Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20212-0001.
Last Modified Date: October 7, 2019