Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is perhaps best known for
reporting the unemployment rate and CPI, but they generate a very
extensive amount of other data as well. In general, their
data come in the following
Employment and Unemployment
Prices & Living Conditions
Compensation and Working Conditions
Productivity and Technology
This data can be retrieved in many different ways depending upon
your needs (most requested series, customized tables, or flat files).
There are also warning there are data limitations and changes.
Besides the above, they have current summary data in
"The Economy at a Glance"
are also available. You can also arrange to have major press
releases e-mailed to you; this option can be found at the
BLS News Service Subscription Page .
A final area of particular interest is likely to be their
publications page, which
includes the "Monthly Labor Review" and many other publications.
Finally, their main page offers additional
links and information on the BLS.