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Finding Bureau of Labor Statistics Publications

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides the federal government with accurate, timely data about the nation's labor economics and statistics.

The Superintendent of Documents classification of "L 2" designates BLS publications. Kent State's Government Documents collection houses nearly 60 BLS titles in both print and microfiche, including the latest editions of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (L 2.3/4: <year>), the National Compensation Surveys (L 2.121/<state no.>: <year>) for various states, and Compensation and Working Conditions (L 2.44/4: <year>).

Locating BLS documents

The BLS provides indexes to its publications:

  • BLS Publications, 1978-98, Report 925. L 2.71: 925, Government Documents Reference Collection.
  • BLS Publications, 1972-77, Bulletin 1990. L 2.3: 1990, Government Documents Reference Collection.
  • BLS Publications, 1886-1971, Bulletin 1749. L 2.3: 1749, Government Documents Reference Collection.

BLS publications are indexed according to:

  • numerical listing of bulletins
  • alphabetical listing of bulletins
  • numerical listing of reports
  • alphabetical listing of reports
  • subject listing of bulletins and reports

An annotated listing of BLS periodicals is included.

BLS on the Web

The BLS now makes most of its publications, other related departmental information, and raw data available online at the following web sites: