The U.S. Department of Labor Timeline
BLS Begins Collecting Employment Data
June 27, 1884
Before there was a Labor Department, there was The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Originally part of the Department of Interior, the Bureau publishes its First Annual Report in 1886 containing a study on industrial depressions. BLS is moved to the Labor Department when the department is established in 1913.
BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) was initially housed in The Kellogg Building at 1416 F St. NW in Washington, D.C.