The following government reports were selected by GovSpot.com editors as meaningful or noteworthy:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released this study on how working Americans used their time in 2006. They found that employed people worked an average of 7.6 hours a day, and men worked about an hour longer each day than women did. Also, 21 percent of people worked from home. Interestingly, the study found that teens ages 15 to 19 spent more time each day engaging in educational activities – more than any other age group.
As of June 2006, the United States had 34 months of uninterrupted job growth and gross domestic product averaged 4.1 percent for the first half of 2006. The U.S. Department of Labor reported in America's Dynamic Workforce, that the economy is growing steadily, but warns that most new jobs will require some post-secondary education.
The Department of Labor issued this Small Business Handbook to help business owners comply with federal rules. The handbook describes federal standards in health benefits, wages and safety. The book also discusses the federal agencies that enforce these regulations.
More and more Americans are working from home and communicating with the office by telephone and e-mail. The Department of Labor issued this report, Telework and the New Workplace of the 21st Century, to examine this new phenomenon. There are between 13 and 19 million telecommuters in America today.