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Bureau of Labor Statiistics
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.
American Fact Finder
The Census Bureau's primary vehicle for distributing recent Census data. Data from the 2000 and 2010 Census, economic censuses since 2002, and the American Community Survey are also available here.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
Features demographic research mapping tools that allow for demographic data analysis. The main goal is to visually display the demographic change that has occurd inthe U.S. since 1790 through present down to the county level.
Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. PQSI brings together a massive collection of statistical data in a single easy-to-use search interface, with additional features such as descriptive abstracts, detailed indexing, full-text PDFs of source documents, tables, and downloadable spreadsheets containing table data.
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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey 2018
Table from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing numbers of employed persons by detailed occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
Projections of the Labor Force, 2016–26
The charts in this article show how the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the labor force to change for men and women, age groups, racial groups (Asians, Blacks, Whites, and others), and ethnic groups (Hispanic origin and non-Hispanic origin).
Women in the Labor Force: A Databook
This report presents historical and recent labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The 51%: Driving Growth Through Women’s Economic Participation
The U.S. economy will not operate at its full potential unless government and employers remove impediments to full participation by women in the labor market. The Brookings Institution has published a series of policy papers in conjunction with the Hamilton Project, LeanIn.Org, and Stanford Law School.
Unrealized Potential: The High Cost of Gender Inequality in Earnings
First in a series of reports published by the World Bank that aim to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report measures these losses in lifetime earnings.