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Government Documents: Labor

A guide for the Government Documents Collection

Mission Statement

Our 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.


Check out the DoL agencies here. 


The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes many very useful publications such as: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Monthly Labor Review, The Economics Daily, and many more. Explore the magazines & journals, reports & bulletins, even research papers.

The Women's Bureau gathers all kinds of statistics and data about women in the workforce. Check out the briefs, factsheets, and infographics here.

This site will provide you with information about safe and healthful working conditions, standards enforcement, and training, outreach, education and assistance. You need data and statistics? You need publications? Check it out!


Hot Topics

Lots of popular topics can be found here.

Wirtz Labor Library

The U.S. Department of Labor Library provides you with access to both historically significant and current resources pertaining to labor. Through the Wirtz Labor Library you can search the Library's Online Catalog for materials housed in the library, search and browse the Digital Library to locate Department of Labor publications in digital format. 

Women's Bureau

This site provides a lot of statistics and research on women in the labor force.

National Labor Relations Board Decisions