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Navigation Assistance for the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website

For Price Data:

  • Click on “Historical Data” under the Consumer Price Index (CPI) heading on the right side of the page.
  • The monthly percentage change in the CPI is shown both graphically in a chart below the graph.
  • You can also change the years at the top of that screen to fit what you are searching for.

For National Unemployment Data:

  • Click on “Historical Data” under the Unemployment Rate heading on the right side of the page.
  • The unemployment rate is shown both graphically in a chart below the graph.
  • You can also change the years at the top of that screen to fit what you are searching for.

For State and Local Unemployment Data:

  • Under subject areas on the left of the screen, move your cursor to the Unemployment heading, and then click on “State and Local Unemployment Rates.”
  • Current state unemployment rates are listed on the right hand of the page.
  • Or at the bottom of the list of state unemployment rates click choose a state from the scroll down menu available under Regional Resources. This will provide a list of the most commonly requested unemployment rates for regions within the state you selected.
  • Or scroll down to the Tables and Maps Created by BLS section for a wide range of data on state and regional unemployment rates.
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