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New BLS Local Data App Now Available

BLS has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to develop a new mobile app for iPhones that is now available for free in the App Store! Search “BLS Local Data.”

The BLS Local Data app is ideal for customers who want to know more about local labor markets, such as jobseekers and economic and workforce development professionals. You can search using your current location, a zip code, or a location name to find relevant data quickly without having to navigate through the huge BLS database. With one click, you can find data for states, metro areas, or counties.

Using the BLS API, the app quickly presents local data and national comparisons for unemployment rates, employment, and wages.

In the coming months, look for more features and data in the app. We’re already working on future releases that will include industry and occupation drilldowns and comparisons between local areas.

Check out the app and explore the wealth of local labor market data produced by BLS! And don’t worry, Android users! An Android version of the app will be available in the future.

iPhone screen image for BLS Local Data app

4 comments on New BLS Local Data App Now Available

  1. Joseph Schmier says:

    Just tried the new App. Very nice.

  2. Nancy McCrea says:

    New BLS Local Data App Now Available – Thank you!! It is excellent. Rankings would be nice…

  3. david cooke says:


    It’s a great idea to develop smartphone apps for Labor Market Information. The state LMI shops will have a lot of expertise to share in continually improving this app.

    David Cooke
    State of Oregon
    Employment Department
    Workforce and Economic Research Division

  4. Lee Koslow says:

    I am looking forward to the updates!

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