Worker Health Surveillance
Current Worker Trends
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regularly gathers data on the workforce and work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Using BLS data, we created selected charts to show recent trends occurring in employment and worker safety and health. These charts, presented below, are based on a small subset of BLS data. If you would like to access these data, please visit the BLSexternal icon website to learn more.
BLS monitors the workforce and workplace injuries and illnesses by gathering data through three major surveys:
- Current Population Survey (CPS)external iconis a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for BLS. CPS gathers information on the workforceexternal icon, employmentexternal icon, unemploymentexternal icon, persons not in the workforceexternal icon, hours of workexternal icon, earningsexternal icon, and other demographicexternal icon and workforce characteristicsexternal icon.
- Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illness (SOII) is designed to provide annual estimates of the number of work-related injuries and illnesses and the rate at which they occur. These data are collected from private industry, state and local government establishments. external icon
- Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) is an annual survey that reports on deaths related to workplace injuries. These data are collected from private industry, state, local and federal government establishments.external icon
Here we present the most recently available data, from 2014.