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Date Added * BLS Program Product Type Title Description Correction Status
09/28/2020 Multifactor Productivity Other

1987-2018 Capital by Measure for Major Sectors and NIPA–level Industries 

1987-2018 Information Capital by Measure for Major Sectors and NIPA–level Industries

1987-2018 Intellectual Property Capital by Measure for Major Sectors and NIPA–level Industries

Data in these files were corrected on September 29, 2020, because of misreporting of productive capital stock, gross investment, wealth stock and deprecation in the manufacturing sector.

Corrections made on 09/29/2020.
09/23/2020 Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey Database; News release; Other

Current Population Survey database

Employment Situation news releases, January through July 2020

Usual Weekly Earnings news releases, First and Second Quarter 2020

On September 23, 2020, BLS corrected data errors in the Current Population Survey. These errors were associated with the introduction of a new occupation classification system in January 2020. The errors did not affect most major series, including the official unemployment rate. The impact was negligible for the vast majority of the corrected series. More information is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/revision-to-current-population-survey-estimates-for-January-through-July-2020.htm. Corrections made on 09/23/2020.
09/11/2020 Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area) Database; News release; Other

Employment, Hours, and Earnings – State and Metropolitan Area Database

Some employment data for California were incorrectly published in the BLS database, news releases, and tables. These estimates were corrected September 11, 2020. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.

Corrections made on 09/11/2020.
09/11/2020 Employment Projections News release

Employment Projections — 2019–2029 (PDF)

This news release was reissued on September 11, 2020, correcting a label in chart 5. The label previously read “Total nonagricultural wage and salary employment annual growth = 3.7%” but now correctly reads “Total employment growth = 3.7 %.”

Corrections made on 09/11/2020.
08/31/2020 Consumer Expenditure Survey Beyond the Numbers

Receipt and use of stimulus payments in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic

Within the chart titled, “Chart 3. Stimulus payment use by race or ethnicity of respondent, June 11–June 16, 2020,” data were incorrectly labelled.

Corrections made on 08/31/2020.
08/21/2020 Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area) Database; News release

Employment, Hours, and Earnings – State and Metropolitan Area Database

Some employment data for Oxnard, CA, were incorrectly published in the BLS database. These estimates were corrected August 21, 2020. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.

Corrections made on 08/21/2020.
07/17/2020 Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area) Database

Employment, Hours, and Earnings – State and Metropolitan Area Database

Some employment data for New York were incorrectly published in the BLS database. These estimates were corrected July 17, 2020. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.

Corrections made on 07/17/2020.
07/14/2020 Consumer Price Index News release

Consumer Price Index — June 2020

In the HTML version of the news release, the title of the box note about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Consumer Price Index data was corrected to say June instead of May.

Corrections made on 07/14/2020.
07/08/2020 Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Other

Police Officers, 2018

The fact sheet was updated on July 7, 2020 to correct a sentence about the age distribution of officers with injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Corrections made on 07/07/2020.
06/30/2020 Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Database

Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified ten private sector industry estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses that were published in error for 2018. For more information about correcting this error, see www.bls.gov/bls/errata/corrections-to-survey-of-occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-data-june-30-2020.htm.

Corrections made on 06/30/2020.
06/26/2020 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Database

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Database

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimates for January 2020 have been updated to correct an error in federal government data. For more information about correcting this error, see www.bls.gov/bls/errata/corrections-to-job-openings-and-labor-turnover-survey-estimates-for-january-2020.htm

Corrections made on 07/07/2020.
06/19/2020 Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Monthly Labor Review

Fatal occupational injuries to older workers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics discovered errors in the reported fatal occupational injuries by latency and age in table 8. Of the over 144,000 cases, there were 12 cases of missing latency and 4 cases that were incorrectly assigned to the various categories. The differences in number were minor and do not affect the analysis. The table will not be updated.

No Corrections will be made.
06/02/2020 Multifactor Productivity Other

Private Business and Private Nonfarm Business Multifactor Productivity Tables

Data in this file were corrected on May 28, 2020, because of misreporting of the indexes for combined inputs, price of combined inputs, and multifactor productivity in the private business, and private nonfarm business sectors.

Corrections made on 05/28/2020.
05/08/2020 Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National) Database; News release

The Employment Situation — April 2020

Current Employment Statistics National database

On May 8, 2020, BLS discovered errors in national estimates for seasonally adjusted all employees in professional and technical services, professional and business services, private service-providing, service-providing, total private, and total nonfarm. The corrected change in total nonfarm employment for April 2020 is 37,000 lower than initially reported. Estimates were corrected for February, March and April 2020.

Corrections made on 05/08/2020.
04/28/2020 Consumer Expenditure Survey News release; Other

Consumer Expenditure Surveys News Releases, Tables, and Public-Use Microdata

BLS identified an issue with the estimated tax data associated with the Consumer Expenditure Surveys Annual Calendar Year tables from 2013 to 2018, the Midyear tables from 2013 to 2018, and the Public-Use Microdata files from 2013 to 2018. Estimates of federal and state taxes and after-tax income are affected by this issue. BLS has suppressed these values in the 2019 Midyear tables and is investigating the impact in previous years. Corrections will be issued as needed.

No Corrections will be made.
04/22/2020 Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey News release

Employment Situation of Veterans — 2019

Population controls used in the weighting of state data for veterans and nonveterans in tables 6a and 6b were incorrect. All differences were minor and not statistically significant. They were corrected on April 22, 2020.

Corrections made on 04/22/2020.
04/21/2020 Multifactor Productivity Other

1987–2018 Detailed Capital Measures for Major Sectors and Industries

Data in this file were corrected on April 21, 2020, because of misreporting of rental residential capital in the private business, private nonfarm business, manufacturing and nonfarm, nonmanufacturing sectors.

Corrections made on 04/21/2020.
04/03/2020 Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National) Other

Current Employment Statistics Highlights, March 2020

A previous version of the chart on the education and health services page erroneously showed an incorrect value for the prior 12-month average change for offices of dentists. The correct value is +1,000. The chart has been corrected and replaced.

Corrections made on 04/03/2020.
02/21/2020 Consumer Price Index The Economics Daily

Consumer prices increase 2.5 percent in the 12 months ending January 2020

The chart and data table originally displayed most dates incorrectly as "2020." These errors were corrected February 21, 2020.

Corrections made on 02/21/2020.
02/21/2020 Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey Database; News release; Other

Current Population Survey database

Population controls used in the weighting of data for veterans and nonveterans were incorrect for November and December 2019. All differences were minor and not statistically significant, but they were corrected on February 21, 2020. In addition to the Current Population Survey database, the following news releases and other tables were corrected:

Corrections made on 02/21/2020.
02/21/2020 Southwest Information Office News release

Changing Compensation Costs in the Dallas Metropolitan Area – December 2019

The Dallas-Fort Worth data shown in Table 1 of this release were incorrect as published on February 3, 2020. All Table 1 data for Dallas-Fort Worth were corrected on February 19, 2020.

Corrections made on 02/21/2020.
01/22/2020 Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Other

Table on fatal occupational injuries to independent workers, 2016–18 (XLSX)

BLS identified an error in the table “Fatal occupational injuries to independent workers, 2016–2018.” The values for intermediate contractors and independent contractors were incorrect. The table was corrected on January 21, 2020.

Corrections made on 01/22/2020.
01/15/2020 Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Other

Table R66 2018 Table R66 2017

We identified errors in occupation table R66, in which three Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes were presented incorrectly for years 2017 and 2018. The affected SOC codes are 29-2035, 33-9093, and 43-3099. The table presents occupational injuries and illnesses by number and median days away from work. The data were not affected by this error. The tables were corrected on January 14, 2020.

Corrections made on 01/15/2020.
01/13/2020 Consumer Price Index Database

Consumer Price Index database

On January 14, 2020, data for the following series will suppressed for December 2019, and data for November 2019 will be removed from the BLS database and current tables:

  • APU000072511 (Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters), U.S. city average)
  • APU010072511 (Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters), Northeast)
  • APU011072511 (Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters), New England)
  • APUN00072511 (Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters), Size Class B/C)
  • APUN00072511 (Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters), Northeast Size Class B/C)

We plan to provide updated values in our database and on current publication tables on February 13, 2020. Monthly price indexes are unaffected by the error.

Corrections made on 01/13/2020.
01/10/2020 Consumer Expenditure Survey Other

Consumer Expenditure Tables

Minor errors have been corrected in the following data tables containing 1995 data for two gift series, Education and All other gifts.

  1. Average annual expenditures and characteristics of all consumer units, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1992–1999 (TXT) (PDF).
  2. By Income Before Taxes: Average annual expenditures and characteristics of all consumer units, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1995.

The corrected 1995 value for Education is $120 and the corrected value for All Other Gifts is $114.

Corrections made on 01/10/2020.

* For errata data prior to 2020, please see our Archived Errata Table.