Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

A research agency of the U.S. Department of Labor; it compiles statistics on hours of work, average hourly earnings, employment and unemployment, consumer prices and many other variables.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

A bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for the collection and publication of statistics on the state of the American economy. It publishes various statistics on employment and unemployment and is responsible for compiling the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation. To avoid the appearance of partiality toward the policies of one political party or the other, it schedules the publications of its statistics more than a year in advance.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index: www.bls.gov/PPI or telephone (202) 691-7705.
These categories make up four out of the six occupations with the projected largest job growth through the year 2008 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2000b).
Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which is survey-based, includes incidents which result in a day or more away from work (BLS, 1996).
(3.) CPWR Data Center, US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The construction chart book: fatal and nonfatal injuries from falls in construction.
Business owners, recorded as incorporated self-employed, are legally considered employees of their own businesses and are accounted for in the Bureau of Labor Statistics data beginning in the year 2000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) used its centennial in 1984 as "an opportunity to reflect on what we can learn from history and a time to think about emerging problems and their implications" for the future.
Simonson was referring to the September 1 reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on construction employment in August and from the Census Bureau on construction spending in July.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the pharmaceutical industry is greater than all other sectors combined.
Its Total Case Incidence Rate was 10.1 in 2001, 5.8 in 2002, and 4.4 in 2003--compared to 13.1 for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average during the last three years.
That's more than the median household income of $42,228 today and only slightly less than the $48,000 per year that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the average computer programmer makes.
The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show a level of female participation in the workforce at about 60% and male participation at about 74% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2001).

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