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Bureau of Labor Statistics
If you need data on employment, unemployment, wages and earnings, benefits, productivity, workplace injuries, etc., this is the place to go. Be prepared to spend some time negotiating this web site and reading about the statistical series available. The A – Z topic index (upper right hand corner) is useful.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Special Collections: Immigration
Reports, testimony, statistical analyses related to current proposed legislation on immigration.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) -Open CRS
" The Congressional Research Service is the research arm of Congress and produces valuable reports on public policy topics. They are not available to the public in one central place."
Congressional Research Service (CRS) -ZFacts
(This version is a Google-powered search engine for the CRS reports.)
Department of Labor
This is a huge web site. You can find FAQ’s and full text of laws & regulations on wages and hours, workplace safety & health, retirement & health benefits, union membership, plus information on regulations that affect hiring and termination practices. DOL full-text publications include the Occupational Outlook Handbook (see below) and the Monthly Labor Review. To find what you need, use the audience-oriented portals (left-hand of homepage) or the A – Z topic index.
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The GAO is known as “the investigative arm of Congress” and “the Congressional Watchdog”. GAO supports the Congress, provides oversight of federal programs, and publishes research reports on diverse public policy topics.
Immigration Statistics (Homeland Security)
The Office of Immigration Statistics, now part of Homeland Security, compiles and publishes data on U.S. legal residents, nonimmigrant admissions to the U.S., naturalizations, and immigration enforcement activities. Publications available include the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.
New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
State employment and labor statistics, state laws, career information.
U.S. Census Bureau
The major source for U.S. population and housing statistics, derived from the decennial population census and more current surveys. U.S. business and industry are profiled by the economic census, taken every 5 years. See below for links to specific areas of the census.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Use this portal-styled web site to locate forms and laws on U.S. immigration and working in the U.S. if you are not a citizen.
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
Provides information, in the form of text, tables, and charts, about the various types of foreign nationals who are
inspected, naturalized, apprehended, or removed by the DHS.
Directories & Search Engines
U.S. government's official search engine.
Portal to statistics collected and disseminated by over 100 U.S. government agencies.