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U.S. Government Information
- Department of Labor
- Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides access to monthly publications, reference materials, and data including
- Monthly Labor Review
- Compensation and Working Conditions
- Career Guide to Industries (CGI) has information about occupations, training, advancement, earnings, and job prospects in different industries.
- Consult the Surveys & Programs menu for labor-related data such as employment and unemployment, working conditions, and compensation.
- Office of Labor Management Standards
- LMRDA Reporting and Disclosure features an online order form for reports filed under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. The site includes an explanation of the form types and a Register of Reporting Labor Organizations that can be accessed by state or affiliation.
- Consult the Overview of BLS Statistics on Inflation and Prices for price indices such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI).
- Occupational Outlook Handbook "Revised every 2 years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations."
- Occupational Outlook Quarterly
- National, state, and metropolitan area wage and employment data is available from Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) CU
CRS is the research arm of Congress, prepares brief reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Search these CRS Reports CU through LexisNexis. Enter "employment", "employment services", "labor", "labor unions", "public welfare programs", "social security", "unemployment", or "vocational education and training" as search terms.
- Current Population Survey (CPS)
A joint project of the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CPS surveys about 50,000 households on a monthly basis. "Estimates obtained from the CPS include employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators. They are available by a variety of demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, marital status, and educational attainment. They are also available by occupation, industry, and class of worker."
- HUD User Data Sets
Provides access to housing related data such as State of the Cities, a database which contains 1970-1990 Census data for 542 metropolitan areas and their surrounding suburbs, labor force data, and special extracts from County Business Patterns on the number of jobs, establishments, and average pay by economic sector.
Information from the Census Bureau from the Census, Current Population Survey, American Community Survey, and other surveys tracking income.
- USAJobs U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management. Includes a database of current job openings and online application forms.
- Federal Jobs Digest includes a job search, job descriptions, resume service.
- Labor Force Statistics from Census Bureau
- Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
"NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is the only federal Institute responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries." Includes safety information sheets for individual chemicals, publications, notices from the Federal Register, and other information.
- National Labor Relations Board
- National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience Annotated
This is a searchable, browsable bibliography about the U.S. labor market.
- Regional Economic Accounts
This site from Bureau of Economic Analysis includes estimates of personal income and per capita personal income by type and earnings by industry, full and part time employees by industry, regional economic profiles, transfer payments by type, and farm income and expenses for 1969-present.
- Wage Determinations Online
This website provides a single location for federal contracting officers to use in obtaining appropriate Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) wage determinations (WDs) for each official contract action.
- Women's Bureau Statistics & Data
International Organization Information
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
- OECDiLibrary CU
This database from the Organisation for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) contains publications and statistics on labor issues for its member countries.
- United Nations Statistics Division
This international organization collects statistics on issues such as: Distribution of income and consumption; wealth and poverty, Economic activity, and Social Security and Welfare.
- World Development Indicators
This World Bank Group database contains indicators on labor force and employment for 226 countries.
- America's Career InfoNet
This site provides data on wages and employment by state. Data compiled from state and federal sources. In addition, the site provides basic information (address, phone, industry) on over 10 million public and private sector employers in the United States.
- Analyst Resource Center
Includes projections of employment by occupation or state. ARC is funded by the Department of Labor and administered by a consortia of states.
- Dictionary of Occupational Titles
- Cornell University Digital Commons@ILR: Federal Publications
- Employment Law
"The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires U.S. employers to file annual reports on their employee pension plans and health/welfare plans with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service." Use this service to find and view 5500 filings, 11k filings, public pension funds and terminating pension plans. The site also provides access to a list of collective bargaining agreements, a register of labor unions, and other information. This free service requires registration for use.
- Labor Contracts
This database from the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California Berkeley, is an "One-stop public on-line clearinghouse for cataloged and digitized complete text of union contracts". The database is not searchable yet. It can be browsed by state, union, or represented occupations.
- O*NET, the Occupational Information Network
A "comprehensive database system for collecting, organizing, describing and disseminating data on job characteristics and worker attributes. O*NET replaces the outmoded Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)". The database includes a search for occupations by keyword or job family. The search results include a snapshot of an occupation with links to detailed information on the characteristics of an occupation, the necessary skills, experience and education, the job outlook and wages, and other information. You can also search for occupations by skills that a person has or plans to acquire and find the occupations that best match those skills.
- Salary Expert
Providing salary, bonus, cost-of-living, and benefits data for over 31,000 jobs in over 45,000 U.S. and Canadian cities.