United States Department of Labor

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United States Department of Labor
Seal of the United States Department of Labor.svg
Seal of the U.S. Department of Labor
Flag of the United States Department of Labor.png
Flag of the U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building.JPG
The Frances Perkins Building, which serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Labor
Agency overview
FormedMarch 4, 1913; 106 years ago (1913-03-04)[1]
HeadquartersFrances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., U.S.
38°53′33.13″N 77°0′51.94″W / 38.8925361°N 77.0144278°W / 38.8925361; -77.0144278Coordinates: 38°53′33.13″N 77°0′51.94″W / 38.8925361°N 77.0144278°W / 38.8925361; -77.0144278
Employees17,450 (2014)
Annual budget$12.1 billion (FY 2012)[2]
Agency executives
Websitewww.dol.gov

The United States Department of Labor is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. Many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the United States Secretary of Labor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chapter 1: Start-up of the Department and World War I, 1913-1921". History of the Department of Labor. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. "FY 2014 Department of Labor Budget in Brief" (PDF). U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. federal government. 2014.