America’s Career InfoNet
Wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
What’s New at the BLS: news releases, labor economic reports, data.
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Information on retirement policy issues in the U.S. Researchers include experts on Social Security, private pensions, household saving, and labor force trends.
Chemical Health & Safety Data
Retrieve data on more than 2,000 chemicals studied by the National Toxicology Program.
Cost of Living Calculator
Allows you to adjust dollar figures for inflation in the US, for any years from 1913 forward. Choose “all items” and then either a region or “U.S. city average.” Note that you can adjust either from an older year to a newer year, or vice versa. From George Landau’s NewsEngine. Uses the U.S. Consumer Price Index.
Economic Development Administration
Federal agency established to generate new jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas.
Includes news, statistics and a list of laws and regulations.
Immigration and Naturalization Service
U.S. immigration information. Also check out the INS statistics section and immigration and naturalization laws.
International Salary Calculator
Compares salaries among U.S. and international cities. Of course, neither of these calculators considers tax variations.
Minimum Wage Debate from NCPA
Info on the “living wage” movement. From the National Center for Political Analysis. A quick overview and links to more sources.
Monthly Labor Review
Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Monthly Labor Review: The Editors Desk
Most recent news and analysis from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2002
Reports on a U.S. project to assess the state of literacy. Through 2002, the project will report data on literacy by demographic group and region.
National Immigration Forum
Information for immigrants to U.S.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Information on job-related stress, workplace violence, women’s safety and health on the job, resources for Spanish-speaking workers and employers, emerging occupational hazards, and more.
National Violence Prevention and Study Center
These experts, largely from the U.S. Secret Service, have done groundbreaking work on “targeted violence” — terrorism, workplace and school shootings, and terrorism. Few of the so-called experts on “profiling” or terrorism have studied the subjects, but these guys have.
OSHA Establishment Search
In case of industrial accident in the U.S., stop here first to see inspections and fines at that worksite. Better yet, take a few minutes to get good at this search before the local plant explodes.
OSHA SIC Search
A broader look at workplace inspections, by industry.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
A part-time employment program for senior citizens in the U.S.
Social Security Office of Policy
Summaries of data on Social Security recipients, and U.S. workers generally.
Union and labor links from CWA
From the Communication Workers of America.