Top PicksUsing the Top Picks application, you can quickly obtain BLS time series data by selecting from a list of time series which are provided by various BLS programs to satisfy the majority of user requests for survey data. The Top Picks menu is divided into several major BLS statistical categories and consists of the following:
Upon selecting a specific time series(s) from the list, the last 10 years display by default (including the the latest period). The date range can be adjusted to go further back in time, if desired, by changing the year in the "From" drop-down list, and then clicking the "Go" button.
There are no limits to the number of time series you can select from each list, however you should always consider the amount of data you are downloading prior to submitting your request. If you would like to make a request for a specific time series to be made available on any of the survey-specific sub-menus, refer to the Contacts page for each specific BLS program to contact BLS staff. Otherwise, if you have any comments or would like to make a request for enhancements to the Top picks application, send us some feedback.
Last Modified Date: October 7, 2008