Overview of BLS Statistics on Employment
Few economic data are as closely watched as measures of employment. The BLS programs listed here provide national totals of the number of employed people and also provide statistics on subjects such as occupational employment and wages, labor demand and turnover, and the dynamic state of the labor market.
A monthly survey of the payroll records of business establishments provides data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers at the National level.
This monthly survey of business establishments provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings for individual states and metropolitan areas.
A complete count of employment and wages is available, classified by industry and based on quarterly reports filed by employers for over 7 million establishments subject to unemployment insurance laws.
The GGS Survey provides information on the number of jobs associated with the production of green goods and services.
A monthly household survey provides comprehensive information on the employment and unemployment of the population classified by age, sex, race, and other characteristics.
Estimates of the labor market 10 years into the future and other career information are available.
The JOLTS program provides monthly data on job openings, hires, and separations.
This survey provides annual data on employment and wages by occupation and industry for over 800 occupations and for about 400 industries throughout the Nation, and similar data for all states and selected metropolitan areas.
These surveys provide information about many aspects of the lives and labor market experiences of six groups of men and women at multiple points in time, some stretching over several decades.
Quarterly data series of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics, generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program.
The Employment Research staff initiates, plans, and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of BLS employment and unemployment statistics.
International Employment Comparisons
Comparisons of annual employment and labor force estimates for 10 countries, approximating U.S. concepts, are available. (The International Labor Comparisons program has been discontinued.)
Last Modified Date: December 16, 2013