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Careers at BLS

Welcome to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Opportunities!

Current Job Vacancies

See the USAJobs website for information about all jobs currently open in the U.S. Department of Labor, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You can be a data collector for the Consumer Price Index!

Explore the job of an economic assistant at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and consider joining the team that works on the Consumer Price Index, one of the nation's most widely watched economic indicators.

In the news

You’ve heard about us! Our reports are regularly mentioned on the major TV networks and in national and local newspapers and magazines. We at the Bureau of Labor Statistics produce some of the nation’s most sensitive and important economic information. We are committed to accuracy, quality, and integrity. The President, Congress, federal policymakers, state and local governments, and private businesses, and households use the economic information we provide. 

Where the action is

You’ve probably seen BLS data in textbooks, heard about it on TV, or used our numbers while conducting research for a paper. We publish our data in articles, news releases, and reports on our website. The amount of economic information that you’ll be exposed to firsthand is vast.

So you’re thinking about a Federal career

Don’t go just by what you’ve heard.  Do the research yourself. Our pay and benefits are competitive with the private sector. We also have a great retirement plan, a 401(k)-type plan with matching contributions, excellent vacation benefits, a wide array of healthcare plans, fitness centers, and much, much more. You will also have an opportunity to work for one of the premier organizations in the nation specializing in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.   

Ready to start making a difference

Don’t wait. Check out our website today to learn more about us and see if there are jobs that are right for you. You’ll be glad you did!