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The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the primary U.S. government agency that collects, analyzes and disseminates data and statistical studies about labor economics. The U.S. Congress along with numerous federal, state, and municipal government entities rely on the bureau’s studies research and publications to better understand employment and unemployment, wages, occupational trends, productivity, price indexes, worker income and compensation.


Munch, Janet Butler, “Bureau of Labor Statistics ” In Work in America: an Encyclopedia of History, Policy and Society. Vol 1. Eds. C.E. Van Horn and Herbert A. Schaffner. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2003, p. 63-64.


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