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US and California Data Sources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
FRED Economic Data
Federal Reserve Economic Data from the St. Louis Fed. Source of many economic time series on topics including banking, business/fiscal, consumer price indexes, employment and population, exchange rates, gross domestic product (GDP), interest rates, monetary aggregates, producer price indexes (PPI), reserves and monetary base, U.S. trade and international transactions, and U.S. financial data.
Handbook of U.S. labor statistics : employment, earnings, prices, productivity, and other labor data.
The most recent copy will be available in the Reference Area using the call number: HD8051 .H36
Key Workforce Trends
The U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has a series of tables and charts to track key workforce trends in employment, unemployment, earnings, and educational attainment, covering the entire labor force as well as data for youth and older workers, gender, race (including Native Americans), Hispanic origin, persons with disabilities, veterans, and foreign-born workers.
International Data Sources
From the International Labor Organization (ILO) of the UN. This database of labor statistics provides multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labor market statistics for over 100 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories.
World Bank Data
Provides indicators on many of the world's countries, mostly at the national level reported annually. Includes some microdata sources as well.
Yearbook of labour statistics of China
China Labour Statistical Yearbook is an annual publication, which reports the labor situation for the previous year. UCSB has access to 1994 - current. This resource is in Chinese and English.
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