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Women's Bureau

Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210


DIRECTOR Latifa Lyles
Deputy Director Joan Harrigan-Farrelly

The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women, to advocate for their equality and the economic security of their families, and to promote quality work environments.

The Bureau identifies, researches, and analyzes topics that are relevant for working women; pioneers policies and programs to address those topics; and enhances public education and outreach efforts to raise awareness on key issues and developments affecting women in the workforce.

Sources of Information


The Bureau's Web site features a blog.

Data / Statistics

Current and historical statistics on a broad range of topics and subpopulations of women in the labor force are available online.

Regional Offices

A complete listing of Women's Bureau regional offices is available online.


Resources for women in the labor force produced by or in collaboration with the Bureau are available on its Web site.

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