The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the leading research agency for the US government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as the lead agency of the Federal Statistics System.
The BLS is a government statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes and disseminates essential statistical data to the public American, the US Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, representatives of business and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor, and conducts research on the number of families that earn to enjoy a decent standard of living.
The BLS data must satisfy a number of criteria, including the relevance of social issues and current economic, at which quickly reflects changing economic conditions today, precision and consistent high quality statistics, and impartiality as an object and presentation. To avoid the appearance of bias, the publication dates of important data are scheduled more than a year in advance, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget.
The Labor Department was established in the Department of the Interior by the Office of the Labour Act (23 Stat. 60) June 27, 1884, to collect information on employment and work. It became a separate department (sub-cabinet) by the Department of Labour Act (25 Stat. 182), June 13, 1888. It was incorporated as the Department of Labor, Department of Commerce and Labor by Department of Trade Act (32 Stat. 827), 14 February 1903. finally transferred to the Department of Labor in 1913, where he currently resides. The BLS is now based in the Postal Square building near the station Capitol and Union United States. The BLS is headed by a commissioner who serves a term of four years from the date he or she takes office. The current Commissioner of Labor Statistics is Erica Groshen, which was confirmed by the US Senate on January 2, 2013 and sworn in as the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics on January 29, 2013.
The Department of Bureau of Labor Statistics of Labor (BLS) publishes a wealth of information on employment and wages by occupation, including career information, employment levels and projections, and various types of earnings data.
HandbookThis Occupational Outlook publication describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings and job prospects are expected in a wide range of occupations.
QuarterlyThis Occupational Outlook publication provides practical information on jobs and careers. The articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics, such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities and wage trends.
Employment (Occupational Employment Statistics) This annual survey by mail provides data on employment and wages by occupation and industry for about 750 jobs and 400 industries nationwide and similar data for all states and selected metropolitan areas. wages and OccupationWage area data are available for the occupation of the nation, regions, states, and many metropolitan areas.
ProjectionsEstimates employment labor market 10 years in the future and other career information.
Carrera InfoNetWage trends Amercia and employment, occupational classifications, and labor market conditions state by state and cost of living data. Injury, illness and Fatalities the injuries, illnesses and deaths program provides data on illnesses and injuries at work and data on worker deaths.
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