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    Factors Associated with Opioid Use Among U.S. Workers

    The first report from this study analyzed secondary data to understand how nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers varied across states, industries and occupations, and other worker characteristics. The second report from this study implemented a quasi-experimental design to understand how changing labor market conditions associated with the pandemic affected opioid use.

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    Navigators in Social Service Delivery Settings: A Review of the Literature with Relevance to Workforce Development Programs

    The literature review aims to examine the roles and activities of navigator programs in workforce development and related fields as well as the outcomes and impacts of such programs.

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    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Research Portfolio Project

    In the stakeholder summary brief, researchers consulted stakeholders representing state and local workforce systems, business and industry, workforce advocates, organized labor, postsecondary education, and federal agencies through group discussions and an expert panel. The goal of each discussion was to understand what research topics stakeholders needed to know more about to facilitate their work and what additional evidence on workforce development would be useful to them.

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The Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (CLEAR) is DOL's central resource for research on labor programs and strategies. Find easy-to-read summaries of results from more than 1000 studies in CLEAR.

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CEO Research Topic Areas

The Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) works with agencies across the Department of Labor (DOL) to conduct research on a variety of labor-related topic areas. Find studies based on program type, population, or priority area.

DOL Evaluation Policy

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DOL’s evaluation policy presents key principles that govern how we plan, conduct, and use program evaluations. The policy represents CEO’s commitment to conducting rigorous, relevant evaluations and to using evidence from evaluations to inform policy and practice.