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Labor Studies




NYC Neighborhood Data Profiles
In-depth economic profiles of every New York City community district from NYU Furman Center.

Labor Statistics - NYS Department of Labor

The premier source of labor market information in the state. From wages to projections to the latest job figures, the Department of Labor has the most current and accurate labor market information available.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data about the U.S. labor market from the United States Department of Labor.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2011)

Historic statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. These publications from the U.S. Census Bureau cover 1878-2011.

For more recent statistics use the ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States database. A valid SFC login is required.

American Fact-Finder
Demographic data by county, city, town or zip code.

United States Census Bureau
Demographic characteristics, total population, social, and economic census data for the U.S. and international locations. To generate data by subject, ethnic groups, or geographical locations use the American FactFinder.

"Local guide to cities, towns, and neighborhoods in the United States, providing easy to use and comprehensive local services and information, business information and population demographics, travel and tourism, directory services, and local business and consumer services." 

Pew Research Center

"A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research."

The State of Working America Data Library

"Easily accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive historical data on the American labor force. It is compiled from Economic Policy Institute analysis of government data sources. Use it to research wages, inequality, and other economic indicators over time and among demographic groups."



"The International Labour Organization Department of Statistics is the focal point to the United Nations on labour statistics. We develop international standards for better measurement of labour issues and enhanced international comparability; provide relevant, timely and comparable labour statistics; and help Member States develop and improve their labour statistics."

United Nations Demographic and Social Statistics 
Demographic characteristics of countries, including population, households, housing, income, health and more.

Databases United Nations iLibrary

List of all the databases from the United Nations.   

World Development Indicators 
Statistics from the World Bank for almost 600 development indicators, dating as far back as 1960.


Statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the labor force and employment/unemployment rates.

Citing Statistics