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Finding Social Science Data for Research

Selected data resources categorized by academic discipline

BLS- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

BLS National data for these categories: Inflation & PricesEmploymentUnemploymentPay & BenefitsSpending & Time UseProductivityWorkplace Injuries, and other topics.

  • Date coverage varies based on the statistic/dataset. The oldest data appears to go back to 1948.
  • Use the “Data Tools” category (located at the top of the page).
  • Glossary of Terms