The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures labor market activity, working
conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and
private decision making. The BLS strives to be a gold-standard source of data and
analyses. BLS is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of its survey
respondents. For this reason, prospective researchers commit to exclusively
statistical uses of the data and data confidentiality must be considered before they
are permitted access to BLS restricted data.
BLS allows eligible researchers the opportunity to gain access to restricted data
files for select statistical research projects onsite at the BLS national office in
Washington, DC, at Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs), and through a
secure virtual data access platform. For more information about all these options,
please see the
BLS Restricted Data Access
pages on the
. A complete list of all BLS
data available for research use and eligibility requirements can also be found on the
. Your mode of access will
depend on the BLS data your research requires.
BLS makes extensive public data available through online data series, data tables,
data profiles, maps, data calculators, data finders, and public use microdata files.
For more information about these options, please see the
Data Tools page