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Department of Labor Research Resources



DOL Appeals is the gateway to information about formal hearings and appeals at the Department of Labor.

Budget, Performance & Planning  

DOL budget, performance, and planning information from 2001 present includes Results and Accomplishments, Current Budget and Performance Information, Previous Performance Reports, Previous DOL Budgets, and Strategic Planning.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

What's New from BLS

Data Tools

Databases, Tables: Calculators by Subject


TED: The Economics Daily

A daily digest on the latest and most important labor market information available from the Bureau.

Resources for...

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics collects, analyzes, and publishes reliable information on many aspects of our economy and society. We measure employment, compensation, worker safety, productivity, and price movements. This information is used by jobseekers, workers, business leaders, and others to help them make sound decisions at work and at home.

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

The mission of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is to assure the security of the retirement, health and other workplace related benefits of America's workers and their families.

Current News Releases and Archives

Consumer Information On Health Plans

Consumer Information on Retirement Plans

Forms, Document Requests and FOIA

Technical Guidance



Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers federal government job training and worker dislocation programs, federal grants to states for public employment service programs, and unemployment insurance benefits. These services are primarily provided through state and local workforce development systems.

Advisories and Memorandums

Disability Online

The Disabilities Program develops and implements workforce disability policy and program.

ETA Library

Job & Career Information

Regulatory Activities

Regulations create, modify, or withdraw an agency's policy direction to implement a Federal statute or amend outdated information in an established rule.


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person.

A requests are usually managed by the individual agencies of the Department. Select from the menu list to Department's FOIA agency sites.

Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labor's efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy.


ILAB Around the World (Maps & Data)

International Child Labor Program (ICLP)

ILAB conducts and funds rigorous research using a variety of methods and draws from the results to inform the design and implementation of policy and programs.

  • International Child Labor Program (ICLP) – ILAB publishes three reports on international child labor and forced labor that serve as valuable resources for research, advocacy, government action and corporate responsibility.

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners. Protecting Miners' Safety and Health since 1978.

MSHA News Releases Archives

Technical Information Center and Library

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority.


OSHA Technical Manual


Regulations (Formerly OSHA Docket Office).gov

OSHA docket information has been migrated to Using this Web site, you can:

  • View proposed rules and other regulatory documents
  • Submit a comment
  • Submit an application, petition or adjudication document
  • Read comments
  • View final rules
  • View Regulatory Agendas that list regulatory actions that each agency plans to issue

Please call the OSHA docket office at 202-693-2350 for additional information

Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) of the U.S. Department of Labor administers and enforces most provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The LMRDA primarily promotes union democracy and financial integrity in private sector labor unions through standards for union officer elections and union trusteeships and safeguards for union assets.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Wage And Hours Division (WHD)

The WHD enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other acts as well as a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes.

Administrator Interpretations, Opinion and Ruling Letters

In order to provide meaningful and comprehensive guidance and compliance assistance to the broadest number of employers and employees, the Wage and Hour Administrator will issue Administrator Interpretations when determined, in the Administrator's discretion, that further clarity regarding the proper interpretation of a statutory or regulatory issue is appropriate.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Government Contracts (Compliance Assistance)

State Labor Laws

Wage & Hour Publications System (WHPS)


Women's Bureau (WB)

Women in the workforce are vital to the nation's economic security. The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Data & Statistics

Here you will find current and historical statistics on a broad range of topics and sub-populations of women in the labor force.

Find It! By Audience — Women

This page provides a shortcut to information and services the Department of Labor (DOL) offers for women.


This a central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of interest to women.