Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tracking Labor and the Economy

With the current state of the economy, here's a reminder about the best official source of U.S. economic and labor market statistics. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, has a user-friendly site that provides law students and attorneys with data for everything from class assignments and research papers to business decisions and career planning. This is a good time to become familiar with the wealth of information at, including current and comparative statistics on employment, layoffs, pay and benefits, inflation, unions, consumer spending, and occupational categories. Not to be overlooked are the month-to-month federal, state, and metropolitan area "Economy at a Glance" tables and the up-to-date articles and news releases on key economic topics.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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