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Government Documents - Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Guide to the Department of Labor and its subsidiary agencies. Publications cover topics such as employment and unemployment, earnings, price indexes, labor laws, fair employment, women and minority workers, and child labor.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was created within the Bureau of Labor in 1885 shortly after the Department was created. It is "the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making." (BLS website)

Government Documents holds an extensive collection of BLS publications, including the following series:

Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. Older BLS documents are available in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (UHM Login required).

We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, and other BLS materials, as well as Congressional hearings, documents, and reports about labor in the U.S.  Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.

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