BLS Information


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.

In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific FOIA-related information. We encourage the public to explore the BLS and DOL’s Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web.

NOTE: Statistical data produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics may be obtained without making a request under FOIA. Please contact the BLS Division of Information Services or the BLS program which produces the data being sought to determine if a FOIA request need be submitted.

BLS FOIA Information

Frequently Requested Materials

Other FOIA Resources

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2015

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