BLS Handbook of Methods
The BLS Handbook of Methods presents detailed explanations of how the Bureau
of Labor Statistics obtains and prepares the economic data it publishes. The Handbook
aims to provide users of BLS data with the most current information necessary to evaluate
the suitability of the statistics for their needs.
The online bulletin, Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment,
presents 1998 annual averages from the Current Population Survey for Census regions and divisions,
the 50 States and the District of Columbia, 50 large metropolitan areas, and 17 central
cities. Data are provided on the employed and unemployed by selected demographic and
Major Programs of the Bureau of Labor Statistics
This publication presents information on the scope of the Bureaus major statistical
programs, the data available, the form of publication, Internet access, some of the uses
of the data, and selected publications and data tapes.
Report on the American Workforce
The 1999 Report on the American Workforce examines "just-in-time"
responses to a competitive economic environment, the central role of improved skills for
all workers, and the heightened pressure on the balance between work and family.
Welfare-to-work: Succeeding in
the World of Work
Prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Employment and Training Administration,
this brochure provides tips on how to make the transition from welfare to work, including
how to do well at a new job, how to manage work and home life, and how to find a better
job after entering the workforce.
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Last modified: April 07, 2000