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Learn how to choose your U.S. workforce, utilize our online workforce tools, and explore programs available to companies interested in U.S. investment.

SelectUSA Workforce

Why Choose the U.S. Workforce?

The U.S. workforce is diverse, skilled, innovative, and mobile – and U.S. workers are among the most productive in the world. In fact, U.S. workforce output per hour is more than 30 percent above the OECD member country average. Looking to the future, the United States has prioritized collaborative mechanisms with public and private-sector organizations to ensure that the workforce is able to meet the needs of a 21st-century economy.

Building Your U.S. Workforce

The vast majority of U.S. labor laws focus on providing a fair and safe working environment for the U.S. workforce. There is a breadth and diversity of options when hiring a workforce in the U.S., with both state and local governments willing to help and work with companies to help them understand regulations.

Workforce Resources

This SelectUSA Stats dashboard compares hourly pay ranges, employment, and workforce concentration for occupations across states, MSAs, and regions in the U.S.



These tools can help employers determine which major federal employment laws administered by the U.S. Department of Labor apply to their businesses or organizations and how they must comply. 




In addition to the federal workforce compliance resources, U.S. states and territories also have a variety of resources to help with navigating local rules. 


Workforce Development

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce’s mission is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity for all communities. Essential to that mission is the need to build sustainable, employer-driven career pathways to meet employers’ need for talent and to connect Americans to quality jobs.

Workforce Investments

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) leads the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Explore grant programs EDA funds workforce planning, infrastructure, and training projects.

Workforce Data

The Department of Commerce produces and disseminates timely, clear data and information to help Americans discover and participate in opportunities for skills development and economic advancement.