Because the zip files are large in size, ranging from 10MB to 100MB, a high-speed Internet connection should be utilized for downloading the files.
The files on the FTP server are structured so that those using an FTP client can download multiple files easily at one time. The data files are grouped together by format type (SAS, SPSS, STATA, ASCII Comma Delimited) with all years available in one directory. The documentation for all years are stored together in a separate directory.
For users wishing to download multiple zip files from the Bureau of Labor Statistics FTP site at one time, please visit the FTP directory.
Last Modified Date: July 17, 2012