Can I get information on the labor market in my state from the Census Bureau?
The Census Bureau's Local Employment Dynamics partnership produces Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) that provide a detailed picture of the labor market for partner states. The program has data supplied by the states on job creation and turnover, earnings, and jobs in specific industries. Particularly useful is the historical data allowing you to study labor market trends. Not all states have been made available online as yet.
Other LEHD online tools available:
Census 2000 and periodic surveys also collect data directly from respondents on employment, occupation, and earnings. Users also should check with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/) for extensive data on these topics.