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  Bureau of Labor Statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bureau of Labor Statistics was founded in 1884 by President Chester A. Arthur.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a unit of the United States Department of Labor, is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the field of labor economics and statistics.
Statistics on wages, earnings, and benefits by area, occupation, and industry
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bureau_of_Labor_Statistics   (110 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics - KS-Cyclopedia - 1912
As the result of this agitation, the legislature of 1885 passed an act creating a "bureau of labor and industrial statistics." By this act the governor was authorized to appoint a commissioner to be known as the "Commissioner of Labor Statistics," for a term of two years, whose salary was fixed at $1,000.
During a little more than a quarter of a century since the Kansas bureau of labor statistics was created, legislative enactments have widened the scope of the bureau and had for their purpose the improvement of the industrial conditions and the protection of the interests of the laboring classes.
The bureau has gathered statistics from 458 labor organizations, located in 74 cities of Kansas, and as a result of the investigation of labor difficulties, strikes and accidents, has been able to suggest legislation upon these subjects, which is one of its most important functions.
skyways.lib.ks.us /genweb/archives/1912/b/bureau_of_labor_statistics.html   (814 words)

 WB - Statistics & Data
Labor force participation rates for women, by race, were: fl, 61.5 percent; white, 58.9 percent; Asian, 57.6 percent; and Hispanic, 56.1 percent.
Here are the labor force participation rates for women age 25 years and over by educational attainment: with less than a high school diploma—32.5 percent; with a high school diploma—54.1 percent; some college, no degree—64.3 percent; associate degree—71.5; and bachelor’s degree and higher—72.8 percent.
Souce: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
www.dol.gov /wb/stats/main.htm   (317 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on Economics Degree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Presenting economic and statistical concepts in a meaningful way is particularly important for economists whose research is directed toward making policies for an organization.
The Departments of Labor, Agriculture, and Commerce are the largest Federal employers of economists.
Those with only a bachelor's degree but who have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, survey design, and computer science may be hired by private firms as research assistants or interviewers.
www.econ.utoledo.edu /brag/bls.htm   (2467 words)

 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of all occupational illnesses, musculoskeletal disorders rose from 18% in 1985 to 52% in 1989 and 56% in 1991.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), repetitive strain injuries are the nations most common and costly occupational health problem, affecting hundreds of thousands of American workers, and costing more than $20 billion a year in workers compensation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly two-thirds of all occupational illnesses reported, were caused by exposure to repeated trauma to workers upper body (the wrist, elbow or shoulder).
www.warecomedical.com /stats.htm   (685 words)

 FIC : Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.
The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.
www.farmlandinfo.org /farmland_technical_resources/index.cfm?function=article_view&articleID=29241   (109 words)

 Pay up, jobs down / Bay Area wages among nation's highest, but employment in the region still lags
The bureau's quarterly census of wages and payroll showed that San Francisco lost fewer jobs, in percentage terms, than the two counties to the south.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics compared employment and payroll data in September 2003 with the same month in the previous year in the largest 316 counties in the United States.
In the first quarter of 2003, for instance, the average weekly wage in Santa Clara County was $1,235, which ranked the county fifth in the Bureau of Labor Statistics study.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/04/07/BUGLL61JMS1.DTL   (794 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
News releases are grouped according to major BLS statistical categories (for example, Employment and Unemployment, Prices and Living Conditions, etc.) for quick reference and contain pre-formatted data tables along with text explanations provided by BLS economic staff.
Series Report --this application uses BLS time series identifiers as input in extracting data from each survey-specific database, according to a specified set of date ranges and output options.
data.bls.gov   (394 words)

 First Reading - Hawaii LRB Library: Web site - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Two books in the Library's reference collection, the Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2005 and Employment, Hours, and Earnings; States and Areas 2005, were covered in a recent post here.
The data in these handbooks are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Besides national, state and local statistics, the site includes customized table options; detailed and most frequently requested statistics; surveys and programs; and proposed changes to adjustments.
www.hawaii.gov /lrb/libblog/2005/06/web-site-bureau-of-labor-statistics.html   (134 words)

 Historical Civilian Labor Force Estimates
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), estimates are by place of residence and revised to 2004 benchmarks.
Concepts and Methodology offers a brief, non-technical explanation of terms and procedures used to develop local area employment and unemployment statistics.
Note: Labor force data by Workforce Area are available on the Ohio Workforce Informer LAUS page.
lmi.state.oh.us /ASP/LAUS/vbLaus.htm   (226 words)

 U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, Washington, DC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ideal candidate has a solid background in labor economics, strong econometric skills, demonstrated research potential, superior writing skills, and the ability to analyze large microdata files.
Duties for research economists in the Group are divided between (1) self-directed, publishable research in labor economics and (2) work to improve the quality of OCWC surveys.
The most relevant qualifications for an applicant are general labor economics, supplemented by strong econometric skills and the ability to analyze large microdata files.
www.aeaweb.org /joe/0311d/html/joe294.html   (570 words)

 Labor Force Statistics
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Labor Force, 1992 to 1993 (P70-57) A Perspective on Low-Wage Workers
Bureau of Labor Statistics: National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience
Contact the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division at 301-763-3242 or visit ask.census.gov for further information.
www.census.gov /hhes/www/laborfor.html   (248 words)

 What Happened to the American Dream? - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The average worker, on the other hand, earns just under $30,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Labor is no longer a strong force to be reckoned with and government is not protecting worker's paychecks.
Today, young people entering the workforce are faced with a virtually unregulated labor market as Congress has essentially abdicated its responsibility to provide a decent floor for workers.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=497151   (751 words)

 FF.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Job Stress is estimated to cost American industry 200 to 300 billion dollars annually as assessed by absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover, accidents, direct medical, legal, and insurance fees, workman's compensation awards, etc.
Bureau of Labor Statistics -"neurotic reaction to stress" is the 4th disabling workplace injury.
In 1993 over 25 days were lost on average by each person suffering job stress.
www.jobstresshelp.com /FF.htm   (245 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics - BLS
A government agency that produces economic data reflecting the state of the U.S. economy, the most well-known being the Consumer Price Index, Unemployment Rate, and the Producer Price Index.
This arm of the U.S. Department of Labor researches and publishes a range of data from inflation and consumer spending to employment, productivity and wages, and other economic measures.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Homepage of the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
baystreet.investopedia.com /terms/b/bls.asp   (124 words)

 Course Technology--InfoWeb:  BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides projections for computer industry employment at stats.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.table6.htm, and stats.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.table7.htm.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics The BLS might be the home of the Occupational Handbook, but its Web site contains much more information than that.
If you want to know the current status of the economy in general and of labor in particular, this is the site for you.
www.cciw.com /content/bls.html   (198 words)

 moneykeys.com - bureau of labor statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the unit of the United States Department of Labor which is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. http://thefreedictionary.com
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 CNN.com - Five of the most unpopular jobs - Feb 8, 2006
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a labor force of 162.3 million people by 2012.
For years, doomsayers have interpreted these statistics to mean the economy will experience a shortage of 3 million workers.
Horrigan wrote that multiple job holding and statistical differences between the BLS and Current Employment Statistics surveys, not an impending labor shortage, account for the differences between the numbers.
www.cnn.com /2006/US/Careers/02/08/cb.unpopular.jobs   (907 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics
Site Description: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for labor economics and statistics for the U.S. Federal Government.
The site is very comprehensive and has data on virtually all aspects of labor markets.
Scroll down the page to find a state where you envision yourself working and then select the specific metropolitan area within that state (note that selecting a state from the map will give you statistics for the state as a whole rather then a specific city).
www.cob.ohio-state.edu /mhr/hrix/hrab004.htm   (378 words)

 FedStats: Labor Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(BLS) produces statistics on employment and unemployment; consumer expenditures; prices and living conditions; wages and employee benefits; industrial relations activities; productivity and technological changes in U.S. industries; projections of economic growth, the labor force, and employment by industry and occupation; and occupational injuries and illnesses.
(OASP) advises and assists the Secretary of Labor in, economic policy issues, economic research, and regulatory policies and procedures bearing on the welfare of all American workers.
OASP also provides leadership and has responsibility for the coordinating and managing of the Department's public Web site to ensure its information and services are cohesive, accessible, timely, accurate and authoritative.
www.fedstats.gov /programs/labor.html   (167 words)

 Requests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for data. - 1904.42   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Requests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for data.
If you receive a Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Form from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), or a BLS designee, you must promptly complete the form and return it following the instructions contained on the survey form.
No, each year, the BLS sends injury and illness survey forms to randomly selected employers and uses the information to create the Nation's occupational injury and illness statistics.
www.osha.gov /pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=12786   (349 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ IT unit redoubles site protection security
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Technology and Survey Processing is implementing a series of corrective measures to deter Web site intrusions and other information technology mishaps.
The IG pointed out the Web site hacking occurred due to inadequate internal control structures in OTSP’s Labor Statistics Group, which is responsible for posting news releases and related data to the BLS public Web site.
Zuromskis said the bureau is taking three steps to rectify the problem: rebuilding the server, tapping the expertise of the National Security Agency, and beefing up the amount of time and effort it puts into staying on top of new vulnerabilities.
www.gcn.com /print/vol18_no32/696-1.html   (646 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
U.S. Dept. of Labor Cites PR As one of 3 Fastest Growing Fields
The Bureau of Labor Statistics named Public Relations as one of the three fastest growing industries in the U.S. (behind technology and healthcare).
The Bureau, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, predicts a minimum 36% increase in public relations jobs through 2008.
www.learnpr.com /Refer_pages/public_relations_career_stats.htm   (72 words)

 ComputerUser.com News: Bureau Of Labor Statistics Web Site Hacked   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A spokesman for the Labor Department was not immediately available to provide details of the hacking.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier this month released the December producer price index statistics 12 hours earlier than the scheduled posting time.
A spokesman for the bureau said that the January premature posting was the result of a computer error, whereas the November posting was due to a staffer who thought the information had been cleared for release.
www.computeruser.com /newstoday/99/01/29/news7.html   (420 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics Math Stat Jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
STATISTICIANS WITH THE BUREAU OF On Thursday, April 24, representatives of BLS will be speaking with job candidates in Willey Hall, Plaza level, from 10:00 a.m.
As the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics, the BLS compiles and publishes several major U. economic indicators such as:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.stat.umn.edu /ugrad/BlsMathStat.html   (203 words)

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fixing the Consumer Price Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The subcommittee performs a valuable service by focussing attention on issues that are at once technically difficult even for professional economists and of vital concern for users of the index, including those in both public and private sectors.
I have worked on CPI measurement issues as a researcher, and in my former capacities as Chief of the Price Index Research Division and Associate Commissioner for Research and Evaluation, both in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and as Chief Economist in the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
In Januray, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated the Consumer Price Index (CPI) weights.
www.brook.edu /views/testimony/triplett/19980429.htm   (281 words)

Major Economic Indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mine Safety and Health Administration data on mining accidents and injury statistics
FEDSTATS — Statistics and information from more than 70 federal government agencies.
www.dol.gov /dol/stats.htm   (46 words)

 Bureau of Labor Statistics (Text version)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Publications and Research Papers provides access to BLS publications, BLS news releases, an overview of BLS information sources, and abstracts of research papers by BLS authors.
News releases are grouped according to major BLS statistical categories (i.e.
Mission, Management and Jobs provides general information about the Bureau: BLS mission statement, fellowships, senior management officials, strategic plan, jobs, and the International Training Program.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/ooh20002001/147.htm   (341 words)

 Welcome to the Guam Department of Labor/AHRD - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Section 48056 of P.L. 9-238 established the research and statistics responsibility of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
* Current Labor Force (CLF) includes statistics on employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the specified civilian non-institutional population of Guam to ensure proper planning and development of appropriate labor programs.
* Current Employment Statistics (CES) includes federally-funded state/local planning information; occupational employment statistics program; publishes current employment report; and publishes results of an annual census of Guam's employers.
guamdol.net /content/view/26/80   (131 words)

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