|Date Added *||BLS Program||Product Type||Title||Description||Correction Status|
|07/20/2021||Productivity and Costs||News release||The BLS Productivity program discovered processing errors in the first quarter 2021 estimates of hours worked for the business, manufacturing, and nonfinancial corporate sectors. The error in hours worked resulted in errors for first quarter 2021 hours worked and related measures, including labor productivity. More information can be found at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/corrected-hours-worked-and-labor-productivity-for-labor-productivity-and-costs-2021-Q1.htm.||Corrections made on 07/20/2021.|
|06/14/2021||Mountain-Plains Information Office||News release||
As originally published, chart 1 showed the 1-month change instead of the 12-month change for the all-items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
|Corrections made on 06/11/2021.|
|06/04/2021||Productivity and Costs||The Economics Daily||
As originally published, the data table and the tooltip in the chart incorrectly stated the employment level was in thousands.
|Corrections made on 06/04/2021.|
|06/03/2021||Consumer Expenditure Survey||The Economics Daily||
As originally published, the data for “maintenance and repairs” and “rental, leasing, licensing, and other charges” were switched in the chart data table.
|Corrections made on 06/03/2021.|
|05/18/2021||Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages||Database; News release||
In the spring of 2020, BLS modified its imputation process for the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) to be more responsive to current economic conditions. While continuing work to improve this process, BLS made an unintended data-processing error. This error affected data for the second, third, and fourth quarters of 2020. BLS has analyzed this issue and has determined that the impact on QCEW employment was negligible at the statewide level. In smaller areas and industries, revisions may be larger than usual. Wage data were not affected. Following the usual QCEW practice, these data will be revised and corrected with the full data update on September 1, 2021. For more information on QCEW imputation methodology, see Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Imputation Methodology.
|Corrections to be made on 09/01/2021.|
|03/26/2021||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area)||Database; Other||
Some employment data for the Medford, Oregon, Metropolitan Statistical Area were incorrectly published in the BLS database and a table. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.
|Corrections made on 03/26/2021.|
Data in these files were corrected because of misreporting of labor hours, combined inputs, and multifactor productivity for the private business and private nonfarm business sectors.
|Corrections made on 03/26/2021.|
|03/19/2021||Local Area Unemployment Statistics||Database; Other||
Model-based employment and unemployment data have been corrected for Michigan, the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metropolitan Statistical Area, and Balance of Michigan (the state less Detroit-Warren-Dearborn) for July 1998. The corrected estimates better reflect the impact of a large-scale labor dispute. Both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data for the three areas were affected. The 1998 annual averages also were recalculated to reflect the corrections to the estimates for July.
|Corrections made on 03/19/2021.|
|02/25/2021||Work Stoppages||News release; Other; Database||
BLS identified an issue with the published 2020 Work Stoppages summary. At least one stoppage meeting the definition for inclusion in the report was not included.
|Corrections made on 03/01/2021.|
|02/25/2021||Southeast Information Office||News release||As initially published, the chart data table associated with the View Chart Data link contained incorrectly labeled dates.||Corrections made on 02/25/2021.|
The file originally published on September 1, 2020, included the same data values for “all other men” and “all other women.” The data for “all other men” have been corrected.
|Corrections made on 02/24/2021.|
|02/18/2021||Work Stoppages||Database; News release; Other||
As originally published, the number of days of idleness for work stoppages between February 2018 and December 2020 was incorrect. President’s Day in February 2018 was mistakenly included as a workday, which affected the number of lost workdays and days idle. The Work Stoppages program does not include federal holidays. Cumulative values for ongoing work stoppages were also affected in the subsequent months.
|Corrections made on 02/19/2021.|
|02/11/2021||Consumer Price Index||Database; News release; Other||
On February 10, 2021, the Consumer Price Index program published incorrect December values for 29 seasonally adjusted CPI-U special relative series in the database. The incorrect data were also published in tables 2 and 6 in the news release and in the CPI-U news release companion file.
|Corrections made on 02/11/2021.|
|01/15/2021||Consumer Price Index||Database; News release; Other||
On January 13, 2021, the Consumer Price Index program published incorrect December values for 29 seasonally adjusted CPI-U special relative series in the database. The incorrect data were also published in tables 2 and 6 in the news release and in the CPI-U news release companion file.
|Corrections made on 01/19/2021.|
|01/13/2021||Consumer Price Index||News release||
The news release heading originally said the material was embargoed until 8:30 a.m. (ET) January 13, 2020, instead of 2021. The date has been corrected.
|Corrections made on 01/13/2021.|
|01/04/2021||Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey||Monthly Labor Review||
In the section on “Job losses,” a sentence has been corrected to say the number of unemployed was 14 million in August 2020 and 11 million in November 2020.
|Corrections made on 01/04/2021.|
|12/30/2020||Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages||The Economics Daily||
As initially published, the chart and data table contained incorrect employment and establishment numbers for Internet publishing and web search portals for the first quarter of 2020.
|Corrections made on 12/30/2020.|
|12/15/2020||Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic||The Economics Daily||
The first paragraph was corrected to say 39 percent of establishments paying an average wage greater than $80,000 told at least some employees not to work.
|Corrections made on 12/15/2020.|
|12/03/2020||Consumer Price Index||Other||
In the Consumer Price Index monthly COVID-19 impact statements for April 2020 through October 2020, the list of data series shown as inadequate for publication has been corrected.
|Corrections made on 12/03/2020.|
|12/03/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Other||
Tables on work-related injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2017 and 2018 that show parts of the body affected incorrectly showed neck injuries as a subset of head injuries.
|Corrections made on 01/11/2021.|
|11/30/2020||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)||Beyond the Numbers||
In table 1, the estimate was corrected for the percent change in employment for trade, transportation, and utilities. In table 2, the estimate was corrected for employment in nondurable goods manufacturing in June 2019 and the change in nondurable goods manufacturing employment from 2009 to 2019.
|Corrections made on 11/30/2020.|
|11/18/2020||Employment Cost Trends||News release||
The HTML version of the technical note contained incorrect information about the number of responding private industry establishments.
|Corrections made on 10/30/2020.|
|11/18/2020||National Longitudinal Surveys||Database; News release||
BLS reissued this news release on October 7, 2020, to correct microdata errors associated with creating hourly wage variables. The corrections affected data points presented in table 5 and the text of this news release.
|Corrections made on 10/07/2020.|
Data in these files were corrected on September 29, 2020, because of misreporting of productive capital stock, gross investment, wealth stock and deprecation in the manufacturing sector.
|Corrections made on 09/29/2020.|
|09/23/2020||Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey||Database; News release; Other||On September 23, 2020, BLS corrected data errors in the Current Population Survey. These errors were associated with the introduction of a new occupation classification system in January 2020. The errors did not affect most major series, including the official unemployment rate. The impact was negligible for the vast majority of the corrected series. More information is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/revision-to-current-population-survey-estimates-for-January-through-July-2020.htm.||Corrections made on 09/23/2020.|
|09/11/2020||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area)||Database; News release; Other||
Some employment data for California were incorrectly published in the BLS database, news releases, and tables. These estimates were corrected September 11, 2020. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.
|Corrections made on 09/11/2020.|
|08/31/2020||Consumer Expenditure Survey||Beyond the Numbers||
Within the chart titled, “Chart 3. Stimulus payment use by race or ethnicity of respondent, June 11–June 16, 2020,” data were incorrectly labelled.
|Corrections made on 08/31/2020.|
|08/21/2020||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (State and Metro Area)||Database; News release||
Some employment data for Oxnard, CA, were incorrectly published in the BLS database. These estimates were corrected August 21, 2020. More information about the affected series is available at www.bls.gov/bls/errata/sae_errata.htm.
|Corrections made on 08/21/2020.|
|07/14/2020||Consumer Price Index||News release||
In the HTML version of the news release, the title of the box note about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Consumer Price Index data was corrected to say June instead of May.
|Corrections made on 07/14/2020.|
|07/08/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Other||
The fact sheet was updated on July 7, 2020 to correct a sentence about the age distribution of officers with injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
|Corrections made on 07/07/2020.|
|06/30/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Database||
The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified ten private sector industry estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses that were published in error for 2018. For more information about correcting this error, see www.bls.gov/bls/errata/corrections-to-survey-of-occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-data-june-30-2020.htm.
|Corrections made on 06/30/2020.|
|06/26/2020||Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey||Database||
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimates for January 2020 have been updated to correct an error in federal government data. For more information about correcting this error, see www.bls.gov/bls/errata/corrections-to-job-openings-and-labor-turnover-survey-estimates-for-january-2020.htm
|Corrections made on 07/07/2020.|
|06/19/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Monthly Labor Review||
The Bureau of Labor Statistics discovered errors in the reported fatal occupational injuries by latency and age in table 8. Of the over 144,000 cases, there were 12 cases of missing latency and 4 cases that were incorrectly assigned to the various categories. The differences in number were minor and do not affect the analysis. The table will not be updated.
|No Corrections will be made.|
Private Business and Private Nonfarm Business Multifactor Productivity Tables
Data in this file were corrected on May 28, 2020, because of misreporting of the indexes for combined inputs, price of combined inputs, and multifactor productivity in the private business, and private nonfarm business sectors.
|Corrections made on 05/28/2020.|
|05/08/2020||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)||Database; News release||
On May 8, 2020, BLS discovered errors in national estimates for seasonally adjusted all employees in professional and technical services, professional and business services, private service-providing, service-providing, total private, and total nonfarm. The corrected change in total nonfarm employment for April 2020 is 37,000 lower than initially reported. Estimates were corrected for February, March and April 2020.
|Corrections made on 05/08/2020.|
|04/28/2020||Consumer Expenditure Survey||News release; Other||
BLS identified an issue with the estimated tax data associated with the Consumer Expenditure Surveys Annual Calendar Year tables from 2013 to 2018, the Midyear tables from 2013 to 2018, and the Public-Use Microdata files from 2013 to 2018. Estimates of federal and state taxes and after-tax income are affected by this issue. BLS has suppressed these values in the 2019 Midyear tables and is investigating the impact in previous years. Corrections will be issued as needed.
|No Corrections will be made.|
|04/22/2020||Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey||News release||
Population controls used in the weighting of state data for veterans and nonveterans in tables 6a and 6b were incorrect. All differences were minor and not statistically significant. They were corrected on April 22, 2020.
|Corrections made on 04/22/2020.|
Data in this file were corrected on April 21, 2020, because of misreporting of rental residential capital in the private business, private nonfarm business, manufacturing and nonfarm, nonmanufacturing sectors.
|Corrections made on 04/21/2020.|
|04/03/2020||Employment, Hours, and Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics survey (National)||Other||
A previous version of the chart on the education and health services page erroneously showed an incorrect value for the prior 12-month average change for offices of dentists. The correct value is +1,000. The chart has been corrected and replaced.
|Corrections made on 04/03/2020.|
|02/21/2020||Consumer Price Index||The Economics Daily||
The chart and data table originally displayed most dates incorrectly as "2020." These errors were corrected February 21, 2020.
|Corrections made on 02/21/2020.|
|02/21/2020||Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey||Database; News release; Other||
Population controls used in the weighting of data for veterans and nonveterans were incorrect for November and December 2019. All differences were minor and not statistically significant, but they were corrected on February 21, 2020. In addition to the Current Population Survey database, the following news releases and other tables were corrected:
|Corrections made on 02/21/2020.|
|02/21/2020||Southwest Information Office||News release||
The Dallas-Fort Worth data shown in Table 1 of this release were incorrect as published on February 3, 2020. All Table 1 data for Dallas-Fort Worth were corrected on February 19, 2020.
|Corrections made on 02/21/2020.|
|01/22/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Other||
BLS identified an error in the table “Fatal occupational injuries to independent workers, 2016–2018.” The values for intermediate contractors and independent contractors were incorrect. The table was corrected on January 21, 2020.
|Corrections made on 01/22/2020.|
|01/15/2020||Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities||Other||
We identified errors in occupation table R66, in which three Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes were presented incorrectly for years 2017 and 2018. The affected SOC codes are 29-2035, 33-9093, and 43-3099. The table presents occupational injuries and illnesses by number and median days away from work. The data were not affected by this error. The tables were corrected on January 14, 2020.
|Corrections made on 01/15/2020.|
|01/13/2020||Consumer Price Index||Database||
On January 14, 2020, data for the following series will suppressed for December 2019, and data for November 2019 will be removed from the BLS database and current tables:
We plan to provide updated values in our database and on current publication tables on February 13, 2020. Monthly price indexes are unaffected by the error.
|Corrections made on 01/13/2020.|
|01/10/2020||Consumer Expenditure Survey||Other||
Minor errors have been corrected in the following data tables containing 1995 data for two gift series, Education and All other gifts.
The corrected 1995 value for Education is $120 and the corrected value for All Other Gifts is $114.
|Corrections made on 01/10/2020.|
* For errata data prior to 2020, please see our Archived Errata Table.