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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.