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Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

CDC Wonder

CDC Wonder provides easy-to-use, menu-driven access to the wide array of public health information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Use CDC WONDER to locate published documents on public health concerns, including reports, recommendations and guidelines, articles and statistical research data published by CDC, as well as reference materials and bibliographies on health-related topics; and query numeric datasets on CDC’s mainframe and other computers on topics such as mortality, cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, behavioral risk factors, diabetes, natality, census data and many other topics.

Unicef Data Childinfo

UNICEF Data is UNICEF’s key statistical database.  It includes up-to-date detailed country-specific statistical information on Child Mortality and Health, Child Nutrition, Maternal Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Early Childhood Development, Child Disability, Child Protection, HIV/AIDS, and Immunization.

Child Labour Statistics

Child Labour Statistics is produced by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC). SIMPOC is a unit of the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). SIMPOC provides technical assistance to ILO member States to generate reliable, comparable and comprehensive data on child labor in all its forms. The assistance includes developing and implementing child labor surveys as well as enhancing capacity in ILO member States to collect, process, disseminate and analyze data on child labor on a regular and sustainable basis. New techniques for investigating the more hidden forms of child labor have also been developed. The data and qualitative information generated by the various SIMPOC instruments form essential inputs to child labor policies and programs.


EdStats, the World Bank’s comprehensive database of education statistics, provides access to a variety of national and international data sources as well as World Bank data on pertinent education topics. The EdStats Data Query holds over 2000 internationally-comparable education indicators from various sources for over 200 countries and regional/income group aggregates. EdStats is a product of the World Bank in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the OECD.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides statistics on employment, enforcement and litigation.

Environmental Data Set Gateway and Envirofacts

Environmental Data Set Gateway is a catalog of geospatial and non-geospatial data resources made available by EPA’s Program Offices, Regions, and Laboratories.  Envirofacts allows users to search environmental information from EPA databases on Air, Chemicals, Facility Information, Grants/Funding, Hazardous Waste, Spatial Data, Superfund, Toxic Releases, and Water Permits and Drinking Water and allows searching by particular locations like zip code or place of interest.

Faststats A-Z

Faststats A-Z, produced by the National Center for Health Statistics, provides access to statistics on public health topics and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Global Health Observatory

The Global Health Observatory (GHO) provides access to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization including statistical information provided by WHO technical programs.

Henry A. Murray Research Archive

The primary purpose of the Henry A. Murray Research Archive is to preserve information on human lives. The Murray Center has established a national archive of hundreds of studies that it makes available for new research. (Harvard University ID and PIN required)

ILO Department of Statistics and ILOSTAT Database

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Department of Statistics collects and disseminate labor statistics; sets international standards and guidelines for labor statistics; and provides technical cooperation, assistance and training in labor statistics.  ILOSTAT Database provides access to labor statistics covering  over 100 indicators for more than 230 countries.  Its predecessor LABORSTA also still exists.  Data from 2008 onward was migrated from that database into ILO Stat, but the website indicates that it might have been modified to fit within the newer system.  More ILO databases.

Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics conducts quantitative studies and research on immigration and produces annual reports and other studies.


LABORSTA, produced by the ILO Bureau of Statistics, provides access to labor statistics covering: economically active population data since 1945; employment; underemployment; employment by sex for detailed occupational groups (1970-2000); public sector employment; statistical sources and methods; hours of work; wages; labor cost; consumer prices; occupational injuries; and strikes and lockouts data since 1969. It is the main ILO statistical database and has statistics published in the Yearbook of Labour Statistics, the October Inquiry and the Bulletin of Labour Statistics.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is principal U.S. health statistics agency. NCHS produces data on a wide range of health indicators such as: Health insurance coverage and its relationship to access and utilization of health care services; Exposure to environmental chemicals; Prevalence of obesity and overweight among the U.S. population; Patterns and relationships of risk factors to specific diseases and populations; Nutrition and physical activity; Growth charts to monitor the development of children; Health status, health-related behaviors and risk factors; Key health indicators such as infant mortality, life expectancy, and teen births; Emergency department use and capacity to measure bioterrorism preparedness; and Practice of medicine in the U.S., the increasing use of prescription drugs, evolution of roles and practices of health care providers, and changes in institutions and health plans. NCHS collects data from birth and death records, medical records, interviews, direct physical exams and laboratory testing.

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

The National Science Foundation National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) is responsible for the collection, interpretation, analysis and dissemination of objective statistical data on research and development; the science and engineering workforce; U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, and R&D, and the condition and progress of STEM education in the United States.

Pro Publica

According to its website, ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.  The Data section of its website provides interactive data on a variety of topics related to health, safety and education issues.  Its Data Store offers data for free and for purchase.

Social Security Research, Statistics & Policy Analysis

Social Security Research, Statistics & Policy Analysis provides access to retirement and disability research and OASDI and SSI program statistics., a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides up-to-date, easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. provides data on nearly 400 health, health care, and health policy topics. The data presented is based on a range of public and private sources, including Kaiser Family Foundation reports, public websites and data, and information purchased from private organizations.

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

The WE Upjohn Institute offers access to datasets of a variety of research and evaluation projects sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.