The New England BLS Information Office in Boston services the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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No. 2 fuel oil prices for the Boston area will no longer be presented on this website, as of October 1, 2012. However, data for larger geographic areas, such as the Northeast, will be available in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Average Prices database.
For further information, you may contact the Boston/NY Regional BLS Economic Analysis and Information (EA&I) Office.
Employment Cost Index (ECI) estimates for private industry for 14 metropolitan areas for the year ended September 2008 were released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday, November 20, 2008. For each locality, two estimates are provided: 12-month percent change for total compensation and 12-month percent change for wages and salaries. The data are available in news releases for each area.
The "Employment Cost Index for the Regions" news releases have been discontinued. However, the estimates that have appeared in those releases are available in table 6 (www.bls.gov/news.release/eci.t06.htm) and table 10 (www.bls.gov/news.release/eci.t10.htm) of the "Employment Cost Index" news release issued by the BLS National Office. Historical estimates for these series can be found at www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/regionaleci.htm.
As of April 1, 2008, subscribers will no longer receive paper copies of the Boston Metropolitan Area CPI press release (HTML) (PDF) and the New England CPI Announcement in the mail. Both the Boston Metropolitan Area CPI press release and the New England CPI Announcement will continue to be available through the Bureau's Web site.
A free email subscription service is available for the CPI announcement. Shortly after the CPI announcement is posted online each month, subscribers to this service receive an email message containing a link to the announcement. The subscription form with a list of available regional office CPI summaries (blue cards) is located at http://www.bls.gov/bls/list.htm.
The mailing of regional CPI announcements (summaries) and other regional publications is being discontinued as a result of unanticipated budget constraints faced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. See http://www.bls.gov/bls/budgetimpact.htm for details.
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