FRASER Features: Primary Sources Primer: Letters

Examine FRASER’s letter collections and see what information you can glean from letters as primary source documents. Read more

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History Rhymes: BLS Unemployment Statistics

A quick review of how the BLS defines and tracks unemployment and how it has changed over time. Read more

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FRASER Features: Library Glossary

Find out what FRASER librarians mean when the terms “metadata”, “series,” and “theme” are used. Read more

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Staff Picks: 1979 BLS “Exploring Careers” Workbooks

Learn more about the evolution of the working world in the 1979 Bureau of Labor Statistics workbook series “Exploring Careers.” Read more

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Staff Picks: Bulletins of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Bulletins are a FRASER staff pick. With over 2,000 bulletins on labor, the workforce, and working conditions, BLS Bulletins are a valuable research asset. Read more

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FRASER Features: The Employment Situation Report and Data Revisions

Data are rarely “one and done”; many data series are revised. Capturing the initial information—plus all the revisions—is important. Use FRASER to see the initial data release. Read more

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Staff Picks: Budget of the United States Government

Learn about the documents – ranging from simple guides to detailed tables – in the federal government’s annual Budget. Read more

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Help Wanted: Missing Items

Please help FRASER provide complete collections of digitized documents by donating items we are missing. Read more

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Staff Picks: Company Housing

Company-provided housing was once a common practice in America. This 1920 BLS Bulletin examines company housing across the country. Read more

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FRASER Features: Searching and Series

Get some guidance on advanced FRASER search options that you might not have known existed. Read more

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