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  • Most Dangerous Jobs?
    TV shows like Dangerous Jobs, Deadliest Job Interview, Ax Men, and Deadliest Catch vividly portray some of the most dangerous jobs people have. Here at the Bureau of Labor Statistics we produce data about dangers in the workplace, or workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Our list of occupations with high fatal injury rates (on page […]
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  • Thinking about Summer Jobs
    It’s the last few days of school for many high schoolers, and college students have already started their summer break. Time to look for a summer job? Or maybe not. According to information from our Current Population Survey, fewer than half (43.2 percent) of teenagers ages 16–19 participated in the labor force in July 2016, […]
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  • By the Numbers: Spending Habits of Older Americans
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Ann C. Foster, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s no secret that people’s needs and spending habits change over time. For Older Americans Month, we took a look into the data to highlight some […]
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  • Why This Counts: How the Consumer Price Index Affects You
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Steve Reed, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Every month, Debi Bertram, an economic assistant in our Philadelphia region, checks the price of milk at a local grocery store. She also goes to several stores […]
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  • BLS Staff Member Receives Prestigious Honor
    One of the things I love about leading BLS is working with so many dedicated and talented professionals, who care deeply about the quality of the statistics we publish. One of our colleagues recently was recognized for his good work. All of us at BLS congratulate Daniell Toth, a research mathematical statistician in the Office […]
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  • Put Your Writing Skills to Work
    Editor’s note: This post was written by Alan Zilberman, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are countless ways for people to express themselves through the written word. Social media, blogs, comment boards, and even private diaries are a way to flex the writing muscle. Most writers are happy to offer their […]
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  • The Growing Need for Eldercare Workers
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Emily Rolen, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tens of millions of babies were born in the United States between 1946 and 1964, and by 2024, nearly 70 million people will be between the ages […]
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  • Now on Video: Finding Better Ways to Talk about Data
    Our mission at BLS is to help people understand what’s going on in the labor market and the economy. Since our founding in 1884, we’ve aided that understanding by improving our products. We didn’t start with stone tablets, but we have produced mountains of paper and its electronic equivalent in 133 years. Whether it’s news […]
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  • Why This Counts: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
    Looking solely at net employment change is similar to looking at the surface of a lake. You’ll see ripples and changes, but there’s a whole lot of activity going on underneath the surface. Using JOLTS data—the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey—provides a peek at what’s going on below the surface of net employment change. […]
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  • Increasing Commuting Costs?
    With Earth Day approaching, we have been wondering about increased costs for commuting to work. At BLS, we don’t have environmental cost statistics, but we do have worker costs. Some employees don’t have to commute — they are able to work from home. In 2015, the share of employed persons who did some or all […]
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  • Teen Trends
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Teri Morisi, a supervisory economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Editor’s note: A text-only version of the graphic is below. In our nation’s changing economy, the pull of education is a key factor in how teens […]
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  • Ice Cream versus Bacon
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Steve Henderson. When not relaxing with a bowl of ice cream, Steve is a supervisory economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He’s spent half of his government career working on the Consumer Price Index and half […]
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  • Why Do We Ask about How People Use Their Time?
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Rachel Krantz-Kent, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On any given day, about 80 percent of the population age 15 and up watch television, and they watch for an average of 3 hours 29 minutes.* […]
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  • Bringing You Better Data on Occupational Wages
    At BLS, we believe better decisions begin with better data. That belief inspired the collaboration between our Occupational Employment Statistics and National Compensation Survey programs to produce more detailed data on occupational wages than either program can provide separately. We developed these wage estimates by listening to our customers’ needs, while working within our existing […]
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  • 12 Stats about Working Women
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Mark DeWolf, an economist in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Editor’s note: A text-only version of the graphic is below. This Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at women’s contributions to the U.S. labor force. […]
  • Some interesting numbers about the Oscars
    The annual Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday, February 26, to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the U.S. film industry. Impress your friends with these facts we’ve gathered about the Oscars and the motion picture business. This year’s Oscar for Best Picture went to La La Land Moonlight. Not all actors reach the top, […]
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  • Shape the Future with a Teaching Career
    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Allen Chen, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This blog post was adapted from a Career Outlook article by Dennis Vilorio, an economist formerly employed by BLS. If you dream of inspiring the minds of […]
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  • Innovating for the Future
    Erica L. Groshen was the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics. She served from January 2013 to January 2017. This is her final post for Commissioner’s Corner. It didn’t take long after I became Commissioner of Labor Statistics in January 2013 for me to appreciate the skill, dedication, and innovation of the staff that works here. […]
  • Why the unemployment rate still matters
    Just like your body, the economy is a superbly complex system. When you visit doctors or other healthcare providers, they routinely take several measurements — height, weight, blood pressure, and temperature. Tracking these vital signs over time can lead you and your healthcare providers to seek further tests. Yet, even when your healthcare providers need […]
  • How United Parcel Service Uses BLS Data
    I recently attended a BLS Data Users Conference in Atlanta, which included a lively panel discussion of how companies use BLS data in their everyday work. I was especially struck by the examples shared by Cathy Sparks, the Director of Corporate Workforce Strategy & Analytics for United Parcel Service. As a result, I asked Cathy […]
  • BLS releases data from the new Occupational Requirements Survey
    Pop the corks! We published the first-ever Occupational Requirements Survey estimates and news release this morning. The survey provides unique information about the physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training, and mental requirements of jobs in the United States. We’re running the survey under an agreement with the Social Security Administration so they can make […]
  • Measuring Uncertainty in the Producer Price Index
    Our mission at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is to publish information about the labor market and economy. We always seek to improve our methods and provide the most accurate data in a cost-effective manner. All statistics, however, come with some uncertainty. Last year I wrote about how we deal with uncertainty in our […]
  • Seeing Significance: New Chart Showing Confidence Intervals for Nonfarm Employment Changes
    Last year I wrote about how we’ve been using more charts and maps to explain our data. In another post I wrote about how BLS deals with uncertainty in our measures and how we explain the strengths and limitations of our data. Today I want to tell you about a new chart that will help […]
  • Labor Market Status of U.S. Military Veterans
    As we continue to celebrate our veterans this month, here are our most up-to-date statistics about veterans in the civilian labor force. After reaching 9.9 percent in January 2011, the unemployment rate for veterans was 4.3 percent in October 2016. The unemployment rate for Gulf War-era II veterans — who served on active duty at […]
  • BLS Microdata Now More Easily Accessible to Researchers across the Country
    I am pleased to announce that BLS is now part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network. Researchers at universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can now go to 24 secure research data centers across the United States to analyze microdata from our National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth and our Survey of Occupational Injuries and […]
  • The Value and Influence of Labor Statistics in the 21st Century
    What’s in the “DNA” of BLS—what were we born with? Not so long ago, as I prepared to become BLS Commissioner, I read the First 100 Years of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first chapter describes how BLS was created (in 1884) during a time of severe economic upheaval and industrial unrest. Policymakers of […]
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