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About Monthly Labor Review Online

Established in 1915, Monthly Labor Review is the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor. Each month, economists, statisticians, and experts from the Bureau join with private sector professionals and State and local government specialists to provide a wealth of research in a wide variety of fields—the labor force, the economy, employment, inflation, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more.

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Monthly Labor Review: The Editor's Desk

In October 1998, the Bureau of Labor Statistics launched an Internet-specific publication:  Monthly Labor Review: The Editor's Desk.  This daily publication is designed to brief readers on the latest and most important labor market information available from the Bureau. The Editor's Desk:

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