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Department of Labor

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Agency overview


To foster and promote the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment and protecting benefits.

Current priorities

  • Revitalizing our nation’s economy by expanding job opportunities to get America back to work
  • Keeping employees safe through better training and providing worker protection information
  • Helping workers provide for their families and keep what they earn
  • Improving efficiency and increasing transparency in its economic revitalization programs


DOL has twenty-eight offices, agencies, and boards.  A sample of DOL’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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The Best Places to Work rankings measure employee satisfaction and commitment and draws on responses from nearly 421,000 federal employees across 379 federal agencies and subcomponents. In the 2016 edition, the DOL ranked 6th out of 18 large agencies.Learn more