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Government Information: Statistics: Bureau of Labor Statistics

The government's data gathering efforts apart from providing statistics for numerous applications helps defend arguments and authenticates research.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Provides information about hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile  includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Employment Projections

Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys about 141,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 486,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.

Labor Force Statistics from CPS

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Labor Force Statistics including the National Unemployment Rate
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Weekly & Hourly Earnings
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Union Affiliation Data
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Marital and Family Labor Force Statistics
(Current Population Survey - CPS)
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Current Population Survey

Statistics Databases

Monthly Labor Review