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Finding Social Science Data for Research : Labor/Employment

This research guide provides an introduction to using campus resources, government agencies, and consortia like ICPSR for finding and obtaining social science data.

BLS- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • BLS National data for these categories: Inflation & Prices, Employment, Unemployment, Pay & Benefits, Spending & Time Use, Productivity, Workplace Injuries, and other topics.
  • Date coverage varies based on the statistic/dataset. The oldest data appears to go back to 1948.
  • Use the “Data Tools” category (located at the top of the page).
  • Glossary of Terms