Department of Labor

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Department of Labor

A department of the United States government that is responsible for enforcement of laws regulating workplace conditions, minimum wages, and other federal labor laws. It is also administers unemployment insurance and collects some economic statistics, particularly regarding unemployment.
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The rise in oil prices in global markets was a result of unexpected employment growth in the United States as well as expectations of an increase in oil demand from the largest oil consumer in the world as the US Labor Department said "the new increase in employment pulled the unemployment rate to 7.
The data released by the US Labor Department last month marked a six-month period, in which the economy added 100,000 jobs or more in each month.
third consecutive month, the US Labor Department reported on Friday.