Labor statistics (31 - 40 of 49 items)
The Changing Workforce: Demographic Issues Facing Employers
T-GGD-92-61: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1992.
GAO discussed demographic estimates of and employers' responses to changes in the federal and nonfederal sector labor force. GAO noted that: (1) the number of women participating in the labor force has increased to 57 million, and employers are offering child and elder care assistance, flexible work schedules, flexible benefits, and parental leave benefits; (2) minority involvement in the work for...
The Changing Workforce: Demographic Issues Facing the Federal Government
GGD-92-38: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
GAO provided information on some of the predictions made in two reports done for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Workforce 2000 and Civil Service 2000, focusing on the demographic changes that have occured and are expected to occur, in the civilian labor force and the federal work force.GAO found that: (1) Department of Labor economists and other experts do not agree with the reports' co...
Labor's Child Labor Enforcement Efforts: Developments After Operation Child Watch
T-HRD-91-44: Published: Aug 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Labor's efforts to protect working children in the aftermath of Operation Child Watch, Labor's national enforcement effort to detect and deter child labor violations. GAO found that: (1) Labor has enhanced regional efforts to educate the public about child labor laws and permitted greater regional flexibility to allocate enforcement resources to child labor activiti...
Child Labor: Characteristics of Working Children
HRD-91-83BR: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the economic and demographic characteristics of child workers; (2) the number of serious injuries sustained by children detected the Department of Labor as being illegally employed; and (3) Labor's policy with regard to penalizing employers illegally employing children who sustain serious injuries and to child labor violations generally.GAO fo...
Child Labor: The Characteristics of Working Children in the United States
T-HRD-91-13: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the characteristics of America's working children, focusing on the: (1) economic and demographic characteristics of working 15- to 17-year-old children; (2) number of children that were seriously injured while working in violation of child labor laws from fiscal year (FY) 1983 to FY 1990; and (3) Department of Labor's (DOL) penalties assessed for serious injury cases. GAO noted that:...
Child Labor: Increases in Detected Child Labor Violations Throughout the United States
HRD-90-116: Published: Apr 30, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on child labor violations, focusing on: (1) national, regional, and state data on child labor violations; (2) work-place fatalities, injuries, and illnesses suffered by child workers; and (3) the Department of Labor's (DOL) child labor enforcement activities.GAO found that: (1) Labor detected 22,500 illegally employed minors in fiscal y...
Child Labor Violations and Sweatshops in the U.S.
T-HRD-90-18: Published: Mar 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1990.
GAO discussed child labor violations and sweatshop working conditions in the United States. GAO found that: (1) since 1983, there has been a significant increase in the number of illegally employed minors; (2) the increase in violations has occurred against all major types of child labor standards, including hours, minimum age, and hazardous working conditions; (3) most violations occurred in the...
Employment Service: Variations in Local Office Performance
HRD-89-116BR: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Employment Service (USES), focusing on: (1) variations in local USES performance across the nation and by state; and (2) the extent to which USES provided applicant services, such as counseling and testing.GAO found that: (1) local USES offices and states varied greatly in their ability to place applicants in jobs; (2) local...
The H-2A Program: Protections for U.S. Farmworkers
PEMD-89-3: Published: Oct 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) wage and nonwage protection that the Department of Labor's (DOL) regulations afford U.S. farmworkers under the H-2A Program, which allows for the admission of foreign agricultural workers; and (2) quality of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) surveys DOL used to set minimum wages and to certify a shortage of U.S. workers.GAO found tha...
The Fair Labor Standards Act: Enforcement of Child Labor Provisions in Massachusetts
HRD-88-54: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division's (WHD) enforcement in Massachusetts of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) child labor provisions.GAO found that: (1) WHD substantiated child labor violations in 9 of the 13 cases GAO reviewed; (2) 846 minors were working longer hours or outside of FLSA time frames, 33 minors were operating haz...