Inflation, Prices, and Spending

BLS measures price movement from the perspectives of American consumers, producers, and importers through the use of price indexes. Measures for tracking changes in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts among occupations and industries, are also available, as are average retail price levels for selected food and energy items. Information is also produced on the spending habits of consumers at the national, regional, and metropolitan area levels, including data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Average Energy Prices, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island–November 2017 Average energy prices News Release Dec 2017
Average Energy Prices for the U.S. and Selected Metropolitan Areas Average energy prices Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – November 2017 Consumer price indexes News Release Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index, Boston-Brockton-Nashua — November 2017 Consumer price indexes News Release Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index Northeast (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index US City Average (1982-84 = 100) (PDF) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index Northeast (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index US City Average (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – November 2017 Consumer price indexes News Release Dec 2017
CPI 2018 Geographic Revision Factsheet Consumer price indexes Factsheet Dec 2017
Manchester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
New Haven Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Portland, ME, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Bridgeport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Hartford Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Norwich Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Danbury Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Average Energy Prices In Boston-Brockton-Nashua – October 2017 Average energy prices News Release Nov 2017
Consumer Expenditures for the New York Area: 2015–16 Consumer spending News Release Nov 2017
Providence Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Boston Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Springfield, MA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Worcester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Barnstable Town Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Burlington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Consumer Expenditures for the Boston Metropolitan Area: 2013-14 Consumer spending News Release Dec 2015
New England Export Highlights Industry price indexes Factsheet Dec 2014
New England Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – New England Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2017
Consumer Price Index, Boston-Brockton-Nashua– 2012 Annual Average Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2013
The Producer Price Index Surveys the Investment Banking and Securities Brokerage Industries Industry price indexes Factsheet Aug 2012


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Pay and Benefits

BLS produces extensive information on wages, earnings, and benefits by geographic area, occupation, and industry. These data generally include average and median pay levels, sometimes cross-classified by worker characteristics such as gender, union status, or private versus public sector employment. Information is also available regarding employer benefit provisions and costs, as well as rates of compensation change over time.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Manchester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
New Haven Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Portland, ME, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Bridgeport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Hartford Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Norwich Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Danbury Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Providence Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Boston Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Springfield, MA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Worcester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Barnstable Town Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Burlington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Changing Compensation Costs in the Boston Metropolitan Area — September 2017 Benefits, Pay News Release Nov 2017
Changing Compensation Costs in the New York Metropolitan Area — September 2017 Benefits, Pay News Release Nov 2017
Women’s Earnings in Connecticut — 2016 Pay News Release Oct 2017
Women’s Earnings in Massachusetts — 2016 Pay News Release Sep 2017
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – June 2017 Benefits, Pay News Release Sep 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2017
County Employment and Wages in Vermont – Fourth Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
County Employment and Wages in Connecticut — Fourth Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Boston-Cambridge-Newton — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Providence-Warwick — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
County Employment And Wages In Maine — Third Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release May 2017
County Employment and Wages in New Hampshire — Third Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release May 2017
County Employment and Wages in Rhode Island — Second Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Feb 2017
County Employment and Wages in Massachusetts – Second Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2017
OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES FOR SELECTED STEM OCCUPATIONS IN MASSACHUSETTS’ METROPOLITAN AREAS AND DIVISIONS – MAY 2015 Pay News Release Dec 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Manchester — May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2016
STEM OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES IN NEW ENGLAND-MAY 2014 Pay News Release Feb 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Springfield — May 2014 Pay News Release Sep 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Worcester — May 2014 Pay News Release Sep 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages for Teachers in Connecticut’s Metropolitan Areas-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Nov 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages for Registered Nurses and Nursing Assistants in Connecticut’s Metropolitan Areas - May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Nov 2014
New England - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Dec 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages for Police and Firefighters in Massachusetts’ Metropolitan Areas – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Minimum Wage Workers in Massachusetts – 2012 Employment, Pay Table Apr 2013


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Employment and Unemployment

BLS publishes a broad spectrum of information on state and area employment and unemployment. Monthly information on job growth and employment by industry is available for all states and hundreds of metropolitan areas. More extensive industry data are available for states and counties on a quarterly basis. Data for gross job gains and job losses, which underlie net employment change, are also produced. Statistics related to unemployment rates and the size of the labor force are available for all states, counties, and nearly 400 metropolitan areas. Additionally, alternative measures of labor underutilization, which include discouraged workers and those working part-time for economic reasons, are produced for all states. The Bureau also publishes annual reports for other demographic characteristics such as minimum wage workers, employment by occupation, and employment by union status.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Manchester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
New Haven Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Portland, ME, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Boston Area Employment — October 2017 Employment News Release Nov 2017
Bridgeport Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Hartford Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Norwich Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Danbury Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Providence Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Boston Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Springfield, MA, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Worcester Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Barnstable Town Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
Burlington Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2017
New England and State Unemployment — September 2017 Unemployment News Release Nov 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Aug 2017
County Employment and Wages in Vermont – Fourth Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
County Employment and Wages in Connecticut — Fourth Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Boston-Cambridge-Newton — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Providence-Warwick — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
County Employment And Wages In Maine — Third Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release May 2017
County Employment and Wages in New Hampshire — Third Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release May 2017
New England and State Unemployment - 2016 Unemployment News Release Apr 2017
County Employment and Wages in Rhode Island — Second Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Feb 2017
County Employment and Wages in Massachusetts – Second Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Manchester — May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2016
Unemployment on Cape Cod And The Islands — July 2015 Unemployment News Release Sep 2015
Unemployment in the Boston Area by Division - April 2015 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Connecticut — 2014 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Massachusetts - 2014 Unemployment News Release Jun 2015
2014 Data on Employment Status by State and Demographic Group Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages for Teachers in Connecticut’s Metropolitan Areas-May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Nov 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages for Registered Nurses and Nursing Assistants in Connecticut’s Metropolitan Areas - May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Nov 2014
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Nov 2014
New England - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2017
Minimum Wage Workers in New Hampshire-2013 Employment, Unemployment News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages for Police and Firefighters in Massachusetts’ Metropolitan Areas – May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Apr 2014
Union Membership in Massachusetts and Connecticut - 2012 Employment News Release May 2013
Minimum Wage Workers in Massachusetts – 2012 Employment, Pay Table Apr 2013
Business Employment Dynamics in New England Employment Table Feb 2013
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England Employment Table Mar 2012
Union Membership of wage and salary workers in New England (PDF) Employment Table Mar 2012
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 Employment Table Oct 2011
New England and State Multiple Jobholders: 1997-2010 (PDF) Employment Table Oct 2011


Links to additional information and databases for employment and unemployment:


Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

BLS publishes information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. National data contain the greatest level of detail, but a significant amount of information is available at the state level. For many individual metropolitan areas BLS publishes total work-related fatal injury counts, as well as selected industry and occupational details for the largest metropolitan areas.

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Fatal Work Injuries in Boston-Cambridge-Newton: 2015 Workplace fatalities News Release Apr 2017
Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Connecticut —2015 Workplace fatalities News Release Feb 2017
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Connecticut (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Maine (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Vermont (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Massachusetts (PDF) Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Fatal Work Injuries in New England - 2014 Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2015
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Connecticut Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Maine Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in New England Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Vermont Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013
Occupational injuries and illnesses in Massachusetts Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2013


Links to additional information and databases for workplace injuries and illnesses: