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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016     Views: 31

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides a broad range of data about employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, productivity, time use, etc. Look at their list of available surveys.  Some BLS data is available via WRDS in the PUBLIC database.  WRDS publishes the top series from each of the main surveys including Current Employment Statistics.  WRDS can export data into a variety of formats including SAS and STATA.  

The International Labour Organization (ILO), produces LABORSTA, which includes labor statistics and estimates from over 200 countries from 1969 to present, as well as a number of other databases on labor standards, legislation and literature.

For data and analysis on employee benefits, go to the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Pennsylvania-specific information can be found at the Center for Workforce Innovation and Analysis, part of the PA Department of Labor and Economy.