The following government websites provide insight into the US job market by location and industry.
Bureau of Economic Analysis - "Looking for employment data? BEA has employment data designed to fill specific needs, complementing well-known job statistics produced by other federal agencies."
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics - "NCSES data cover a variety of topics related to the U.S. science and engineering enterprise." Select Workforce to see reports.
Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture - "Rural Employment and Unemployment: This topic page summarizes recent trends in rural (nonmetropolitan/nonmetro county) versus urban (metropolitan/metro county) labor markets."
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - "Few economic data are as closely watched as measures of employment. The BLS programs listed here provide national totals of the number of employed people and also provide statistics on subjects such as occupational employment and wages, labor demand and turnover, and the dynamic state of the labor market."
Occupational Outlook Handbook: A quick link from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*NET - "database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs.
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