Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS

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The BLS is the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are a unit of the United States Department of Labor and the principal fact-finding agency for the United States government in the field of labor economics and statistics.

The BLS is a governmental statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to
  • The American public
  • The United States Congress
  • Federal agencies
  • State and local governments
  • Business
  • Labor representatives
The BLS serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

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