Labor and Employment


BLS Data Tables and Calculators by Subject

This site provides data to identify economic needs and trends that may be helpful for planning programs that support local or regional economic growth and policy development. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics program provides extensive data and tools covering subjects including employment, workplace issues, and labor economics from local to international, most of which permit numerous points of entry and many of which are updated monthly. See subject areas at and databases and tools at


State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings

This site is invaluable for planning and tracking needs and changes in employment and validating assumptions about state and regional employment status; it is useful for program design and evaluation. Each month the Current Employment Statistics program surveys about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 486,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 400 metropolitan areas and divisions. Data includes news releases, databases, tables, and other sources of key employment information.


Employment of People with Disabilities

This site is useful for those considering programs to affect and track their effectiveness at the state level for the employability and employment of those with disabilities. It uses data from multiple federal and state agencies and includes and permits the download of data at the state level, following trends, comparisons, and publications. It offers information on employment services, employment outcomes, and disabled populations. Users can generate customized charts and tables, download raw data from one of the many data sources on the site and use it to conduct their own analyses, and can read and download publications that discuss and analyze critical issues related to the employment of this population.

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