Public Use Data Lake (PUDL)

The Chief Evaluation Office’s (CEO) Public Use Data Lake (PUDL) provides information about available datasets on a range of labor-related topics. PUDL provides access to public use datasets that conform to federal policy guidelines and are checked for disclosure risk prior to release. These datasets are available through federally funded research projects and are free for researchers to use. You can find and download public data by category, along with data documentation, such as codebooks. Select a category below to begin.

Restricted use data is available through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secure Transfer, Restricted-Use Data Lake (STRUDL). Please visit STRUDL for more information on how to access to these data.

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Please find additional DOL data resources on the Chief Data Office website, including DOL’s taxonomy.

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.