- Inflation, Prices, and Spending
- Pay and Benefits
- Employment and Unemployment
- Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
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.
Links to additional information and databases for inflation, prices, and spending:
Consumer, Producer, and Import-Export Price Indexes
- Inflation and prices overview
- Inflation and prices databases
- How to Use the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Escalation (PDF)
- Escalation Guide for Contracting Parties, Producer Price Index
Quick Links: Producer Price Index Historicals
Employment Cost Trends
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.
Links to additional information and databases for pay and benefits:
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.
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|
|Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State||Workplace injuries and illnesses||Table||Nov 2017|
|Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|
|Fatal Occupational Injuries in Louisiana||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|
|Fatal Occupational Injuries in New Mexico||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|
|Fatal Occupational Injuries in Oklahoma||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|
|Fatal Occupational Injuries in Texas||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|
|Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State||Workplace fatalities||Table||Dec 2016|