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Labor and Employment
- House Research Basic Information on Employment & Labor
- Links to Minnesota information about workplace laws, unemployment assistance, and more.
- ISEEK - Minnesota's portal for job seekers and employers, with
information on occupations, education, employment opportunities, and much
- Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
- Information on employee and employer rights and responsibilities in Minnesota, including
Workers' Compensation, Labor Standards and Minnesota OSHA.
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
- The Workforce Center System has links to job seeker and
employer services, along with other job training information. The
Data Center can also be accessed from this page. Also includes a link to the
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program.
- Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB)
- Minnesota Management & Budget was created in June of 2008 with the merger of the Minnesota Departments of Finance & Employee Relations.
Provides services for hiring and training public employees. State
job listings are searchable, and information on
employee benefits is available.
- Minnesota Unions
- Minnesota WorkForce Center
- Links to the searchable job bank,
Minnesotaworks, and lots of
labor market information for Minnesota, including salary statistics.
- Workday Minnesota
- News and information focusing on the working people of Minnesota.
Government Employment and Payroll Data
- Census statistics showing annual public employment and payroll by Federal, state, and local governments.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH is a research agency that provides information on
work-related diseases and injuries and prevention.
National Labor Relations Board
- Information about the board, as well as the text of
NLRB cases & decisions.
Regional Economic Accounts
-The Bureau of Economic Analysis provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan
areas. Statistics include personal income and earning variables, full and
part employment variables, transfer payments variables, and farm income and expenses variables.
U.S. Department of Labor
- Information about the Department, its programs, and the laws and regulations it administers, including information on
wages, minimum wages
in the states, and
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page
- This U.S. Department of Justice site provides a variety of information on the ADA.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Labor and economic statistics at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan levels. Of particular interest:
- Current Employment Statistics
- Monthly survey of payroll records providing detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings for states and
- Geography Page
- BLS statistics with geographic detail. The Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment contains data on the employed and unemployed by selected demographic and economic characteristics.
- Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
- Provides data on illnesses and injuries on the job and data on worker fatalities.
- Local Area Unemployment Statistics
- Monthly labor force, employment, and unemployment data for states, metropolitan areas, and counties.
- Monthly Labor Review
- The online version of the print periodical providing a wealth of research on the labor force, the economy, employment,
inflation, and more.
- National Compensation Survey
- Wage and benefit data for localities, geographic regions,
and the U.S. as a whole.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- A guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.
- AFL-CIO - This federation of labor unions provides information on unions, wages, and other
employment issues. Of particular interest is
Executive PayWatch, a database of CEO compensation by company.
- Economic Policy Institute
- This nonpartisan think tank provides research on topics like Jobs and Unemployment and
Trade and Globalization. The
Economy Track feature tracks current labor market trends.
- Employee Benefits Research Institute
- This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization provides policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits. Their
fact sheets are useful.
- Human Resource Codes and Laws
- The Economic Research Institute has compiled links to U.S. and state employment, wage, and benefits laws.
- JobStar Salary Surveys
- Although some parts are specific to California, this site links to profession-specific salary surveys, as well as more
general salary surveys.
- LaborNet Directory
- LaborNet provides a directory of union organizations and resources on the Internet.
- Licensed Occupations
- From America's Career InfoNet, this database provides searching for occupational licensing requirements by state,
occupation or agency.
- Search for mean salary and total compensation for a job title in a particular zip code or metro area.
- Workplace Fairness
- This nonprofit organization provides extensive resources on all of the major topics of employee rights.
The sites listed on this page are not created, maintained, or endorsed
by the Minnesota Legislature.