DOL’s Chief Evaluation Office works with partner agencies and research firms to evaluate programs and policies that impact the American workforce. Search below to find reports, issue briefs, and supporting materials.

Title of Study
Release Date

Expanding Registered Apprenticeship in the United States: Description of American Apprenticeship Initiative Grantees and Their Programs
This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

September 2021

Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2017-2018: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers. Research Report No. 14
This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

August 2021

Department of Labor Research Scholars and Grants

*These reports were produced outside of CEO's independent evaluation and research process. Please see the individual reports for more information on how these products were developed.

January 2021

Estimating Job Corps Cost per Enrollee and Cost per Graduate

July 2020

National Health Emergency Demonstration Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis: Implementation Evaluation

March 2020

September 2019

Self-Employment Training (SET) Pilot Program Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

July 2019

Comparing State and National Approaches to Education and Training Program Scorecards

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

July 2019

Regional Collaboration to Create a High-Skilled Workforce: Evaluation of the Jobs and Innovations Accelerator Challenge Grants

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

July 2019

Young Parents Demonstration (YPD) Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

June 2019

Non-Traditional Occupation Demonstrations Feasibility Study and Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

June 2019

National Job Corps Study: 20-Year Follow-Up Study Using Tax Data
February 2019
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Research Study Design Options
February 2019
The National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2015-2016: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

January 2019
Providing Public Workforce Services to Job Seekers: 30-Month Impact Findings on the WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

December 2018
Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

November 2018
America Job Centers’ (AJC) Institutional Analysis

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

November 2018
Laying a Foundation: Four-Year Results from the National YouthBuild Evaluation

This study was sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Research and Evaluation.

November 2018
Comparisons of Data Sources on Earnings
November 2018
Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release (LEAP) Grants: Implementation Evaluation
October 2018
American Job Center Customer Experience Study
January 2018
Urban Employment for Youth and Young Adults Demonstration Grants Implementation Evaluation
November 2017
Short-Time Compensation Program in Iowa and Oregon Demonstration and Evaluation
August 2017
OFCCP Community-Based Organization Outreach Evaluation
June 2017
Behavioral Interventions for Labor Related Programs Project: Lessons Learned
May 2017
Using Behavioral Interventions to Help Employers Resolve OSHA Citations
May 2017
Using Behavioral Interventions to Improve Take-Up of a Reemployment Program
May 2017
Using Behavioral Interventions to Increase Retirement Savings
May 2017
New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program: A Study of the Implementation and Impacts
May 2017


The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) sponsors independent evaluations and research, primarily conducted by external, third-party contractors in accordance with the Department of Labor Evaluation Policy. CEO’s research development process includes extensive technical review at the design, data collection and analysis stage, including: external contractor review and OMB review and approval of data collection methods and instruments per the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Institutional Review Board (IRB) review to ensure studies adhere to the highest ethical standards, review by academic peers (e.g., Technical Working Groups), and inputs from relevant DOL agency and program officials and CEO technical staff. Final reports undergo an additional independent expert technical review and a review for Section 508 compliance prior to publication. The resulting reports represent findings from this independent research and do not represent DOL positions or policies.