Knoema: Labor Data Atlas

300+ public labor market datasets from the Eurostat, ILO, OECD, BLS, DOL, and other authoritative sources.


The Labor Data Atlas is a curated collection of the most important, used, and high-quality datasets on the labor market and human resources on national and sub-national levels from a dozen of sources. It covers a breadth of topics such as labor force statistics, productivity, labor costs, labor mobility, and migration, as well as labor market forecasts. In addition to the main indicators such as unemployment and employment rates, labor force, and productivity, you will also find more detailed statistics such as labor market transitions, employee stock options, number of strikes and lockouts, and more.

Topics covered:
– Labor force
– Labor cost
– Productivity
– Labor mobility
– Labor market forecasts

Datasets include:
– U.S. DOL Weekly Unemployment Insurance Data
– OECD Average Annual Wages
– U.S. BLS Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
– U.S. BLS Current Employment Statistics
– Eurostat Labour Cost Index
– ILO Employment by Sex and Economic Activity
– 300+ others

Please see reference table LABOR_DATASETS that includes the list of all tables/datasets included in this listing, with key details on each table/dataset including name, source, frequency of refresh, source, documentation on data, etc.

Fields include:
– Employment
– Activity rate
– Unemployment rate
– Job vacancy rate
– Unit labor costs
– Labor cost index
– Hourly earnings

Sources include the Eurostat, International Labour Organization (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Statistics Canada, Statistics Bureau of Japan, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Datasets are updated within 1-7 days of the most recent data being made available by the underlying reporter. More detail on each of the datasets, fields, and sources included in the share can be found at the link in our documentation.

Use cases
– Financial analysts use labor market data to understand the business cycle and estimate the potential output of the economy
– HR agencies and departments use labor compensation statistics to benchmark the salaries
– Corporates use labor data to project labor costs

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