The Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. It allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with past history.
The 24th edition includes a new chapter titled “The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Labor Force”. This chapter examines the impact that COVID-19 had on the labor market throughout 2020. Specifically, it addresses the sharp decline in employment in unemployment, the rise of telework, and provides information on how Americans planned to use their stimulus payments.
In addition, this edition includes updated employment projections through 2029.
The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including:
Features of the publicationIn addition to over 215 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides:
Mary Meghan Ryan is a senior research editor for Bernan Press. She is also the editor for Employment, Hours, and Earnings: States and Areas; and co-editor for County and City Extra and Places, Towns and Townships. In addition, she serves as the associate editor for Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change.
"This perpetually reliable source presents data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau in approximately 220 tables. Notable topics added to the twenty-fourth edition include updated unemployment projections through 2029 and extensive information on the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce. As in previous editions, information is displayed in a user-friendly format with supporting text and bulleted lists of highlights for each general heading. Although the raw statistical data is available directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, there is value added by the print-based version in its convenience, ease of use, and helpful narratives that place the statistics in both relative and historical context."