The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has developed an interactive state and county map application available at http://beta.bls.gov/maps/cew/us. The application displays geographic economic data through maps, charts, and tables, allowing users to explore employment and wage data of private industry at the National, State, and county level. Throughout this application, URLs are specific to the data displayed, so links can be bookmarked, reused, and shared. The application includes maps, charts, tables, and a link to standard BLS data tables and graphs.
The maps feature displays data levels and changes at the state or county level.
The charts feature (shown below) is another new data presentation tool which displays the distribution of the selected variable. To see the chart, select the Chart "Show" option in the map control section.
Multiple table layouts are presented depending on the level of geographic detail.
For a single-variable graph and table (shown below), click on any blue underlined value in the Map Application data table.
At the bottom of each table are download links. Each table can be downloaded as a CSV file for Microsoft Excel, a CSV data feed for use in "mash-ups", or as an XML file, preformatted for use as a web-based data source.
For more information or comments, please contact the QCEW program.