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U.S. Department of Labor


The United States Department of Labor is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment.

Formed March 4, 1913; 104 years ago
Annual Budget $12.1 billion (FY 2012)
Agency Executives Alex Acosta, Secretary; Nancy Rooney, Acting Deputy Secretary
Employees: 17,450 (2014)

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