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Government Documents - Department of Labor: Home
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 was established within the Department of the Interior in 1884. The Cabinet-level Department of Commerce and Labor was established in 1903. In 1913, the Department of Labor (DOL) was established as a separate Cabinet-level agency. Its mission is "To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights."
Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set.
We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, and other Labor 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.
This webinar explores the Occupational Employment Statistics program from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produces wage and salary estimates annually for about 800 occupations. Estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas as classified by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. In addition, attendees will learn how to use the online Standard Occupational Classification Manual (SOC), published by the Office of Management & Budget, in consultation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the majority of jobs in the United States. In this presentation, Domingo Angeles covers what data and information are in the occupational profiles of the OOH. He also provides tips for using available resources in the OOH such as the Occupation Finder and Industry-Occupation tables."
This webinar introduces you to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – the agency responsible for administering the Federal law governing workplace retirement and health plans provided by private sector employers. This includes many well-known laws including ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA.