Resources on working in America, including statistics,
visa information, the role of women in the workplace, and labor equity.
Report on the
Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, this report traces the broad outlines
of the economy in the 20th century, its impact on the American worker, and the
evolution of the statistical tools needed by policymakers, workers, employers,
and researchers, as they embark on a new century.
Employed Civilians by Occupation
Spreadsheet of employment in each state by broad occupational category.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This handbook, produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, describes what
workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed,
earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Income & Employment
Projections to 2010
This article from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor analyzes and discusses projected employment.
Labor Force, Employment, and
Presents statistics on the labor force and its distribution by occupation and
Employment, Unemployment and Earnings
Provides statistical information on U.S. employment, unemployment and earnings.
Income, Expenditures, and Wealth
Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, this report presents data on gross domestic
product (GDP), gross national product (GNP), national and personal income,
saving and investment, money income, poverty, and national and personal wealth.
Income, Expenditures and Wealth
Provides statistical information on U.S. income, expenditures and wealth.
Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data from the
2005 American Community Survey
A U.S. Census Bureau Report assessing the economic well-being of Americans.
Median Family Income in the Past 12 Months by
The U.S. Census Bureau provides this information based on the American
Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, this page offers population, income,
poverty, earnings, and homeownership statistics.
Women at Work
Equity in the Workplace
Federal Protections Against National Origin
Issued by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, this
brochure is designed to help citizens and immigrants better understand and
exercise their legal rights by explaining the laws prohibiting national origin
Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination:
Questions and Answers
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides an overview of
these laws and their application.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Full-text of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which protects
individuals from employment discrimination based on age.
Equal Employment Opportunity Act
Full-text of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, which is an
amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Full-text of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits sex-based wage
discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who are
performing under similar working conditions.
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 515 U.S. 200
Full-text of a court decision regarding affirmative action.
The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual
With a Disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in
employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also
outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local
government services, public accommodations, transportation and
telecommunications. This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits
Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and
Provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this booklet is
designed to provide answers to some of the most often asked questions about the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
Hiring People with Disabilities: Good for
This e-journal article discusses how businesses applied the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), the costs, and the benefits.