United States Department of Labor facts for kids

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United States
Department of Labor
US-DeptOfLabor-Seal.svg
Seal of the Department of Labor
Department overview
Formed March 4, 1913
Employees 17,347 (2004)
Annual budget $59.7 billion (2004)
Agency executives Hilda Solis, Secretary
Seth David Harris, Deputy Secretary
Website
www.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.


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