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Employee Appreciation Day: March 4, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.28

Worker.gov was created by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide information about worker’s rights and common workplace concerns. This site is not intended to be comprehensive. This compliance assistance tool covers various topics and labor laws enforced by several Federal agencies:

  • The Labor Department’s (DOL) mission is 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. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing Federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces Federal laws prohibiting employment practices that discriminate on the grounds of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin, and citizenship status.
  • The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private-sector employers and unions.”

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From Census.gov > Topics > Employment: The U.S. Census Bureau collects data that measure the state of the nation's workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, as well as weeks and hours worked.

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.   

Note: The table above is modified to hide the “Margin of Error” columns and is cropped on the bottom. Click on the image for the full table.

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