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United States Department of Labor

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Purpose and Activities

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.


The U.S. Congress first established a Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1884 with the Bureau of Labor Act, to collect information about labor and employment. This bureau was under the Department of the Interior. President William Howard Taft signed the March 4, 1913 bill establishing the Department of Labor as a Cabinet-level Department on the last day of his presidency


United States Department of Labor

Government agency


200 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC United States 20210

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