United States Department of Labor facts for kids
Department of Labor
|Seal of the Department of Labor|
|Formed||March 4, 1913|
|Annual budget||$59.7 billion (2004)|
|Agency executives||Hilda Solis, Secretary
Seth David Harris, Deputy Secretary
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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