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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 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.
Women's Bureau- US Department of Labor
The bureau at the DOL, founded in 1920, charged with overseeing the welfare of working women.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
A federal agency, focusing on legal remedies for "Employment Discrimination, Diversity, Harassment, Gender and Labor Issues."
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.
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.
NJ Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education:
Part of the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC), the Council works with Rutgers' Center for Women and Work to "recommend policies, strategies and programs that address gender-based barriers and encourage equal participation of students and workers in education, training, and employment".
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
State employment and labor statistics, state laws, career information.
Directories & Search Engines
U.S. government's official web portal.