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Government agencies regulate corporate actions related to labor relatons, safety and health, discrimination, and the environment. They also collect statistics on industry and business. Major government agencies and departments are listed below; use their search engines to locate organizational information. More specific web pages are listed in the Research a Company section.
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) -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.
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.
Directories & Search Engines
U.S. government's official web portal.