Inside the Monthly Labor Review: 107 Years of Historical Data

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Date Recorded: June 22, 2022


  • Marie Concannon; Head, Government Information & Data Archives; University of Missouri Library, Columbia
  • Jona Whipple, Senior Digital Projects Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


The Monthly Labor Review (MLR) has been the principal journal of fact, analysis, and research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for over 100 years. Its comprehensive scope covers strikes and unions, working conditions, wartime economy changes, issues of women and minorities in the workforce, prices, family budgets, industry-specific issues, and more. The MLR has earned its place as a researcher favorite due to its plentiful data tables and concise articles, all published as events were unfolding. We are pleased to announce that the MLR is now fully available in FRASER, the St. Louis Federal Reserve’s digital library, with article-level metadata, free downloading, persistent links, and other user-friendly functions. Join us, and learn more about this fascinating resource.

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