Module 5: Key Public Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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In this module, you will gain familiarity with:

  • Payroll employment datasets available through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as well as advantages and disadvantages of each:
    • Current Employment Statistics
    • Census of Employment and Wages
    • Occupational Employment Statistics
  • Other BLS data sources:
    • Local Area Unemployment Statistics
    • Consumer Price Index
    • Consumer Expenditures