Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. The BLS collects, analyzes, and disseminates a wide variety of economic data,  including:

  • unemployment
  • employment
  • inflation
  • pricing
  • productivity
  • consumer spending

Need help?  Try the BLS’s step-by-step Instructions for everything from how to retreive data to how to download BLS data into an excel spreadsheet.