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U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
View the subtopics on the right-hand side of this page to find statistics on unemployment, employment, occupations, etc.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)
Hover over the Subjects tab at the top of the screen to find information and data on various topics, such as employment, unemployment, compensation, and more.
U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Employment Statistics (bls.gov)
Provides annual employment and wage statistics. Data is available by city/area, state, country-wide (US), or by occupation/industry. Under OES Data, browse Occupation Profiles. Also check out the OES Publications page for tips on how/when to use these datasets (salary negotiations, inequality analyses, trends in education requirements, etc.)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (bls.gov)
Great resource from the U.S. Department of Labor on the current and projected job market, average education and skill requirements by profession, and other useful information.
O*NET OnLine (.org)
According to the BLS, this site "provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers, workforce development offices, human resources professionals, students, researchers, and others.
Career Outlook (bls.gov)
"Career Outlook articles provide data and information on a variety of topics—including occupations and industries, pay and benefits, and more. These articles are helpful for students, career counselors, jobseekers, and others planning careers."
Search for job postings, companies, or average salary by job title. Company profiles contain reviews, organizational structure, salaries, benefits, job openings, interview experiences, and more.
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