Labor and Employment


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The Evolving State of Occupational Licensing

New report provides an overview of occupational licensing trends, policy issues & best practices.


Prepare for the 2020 Session

At the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 10-12 in Phoenix, we will tackle issues that states will be discussing in 2020, including international trade and opportunity zones. Check out all of the sessions related to labor and economic development and register by Nov. 19 to reserve your place. See you there!



Labor and Employment


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Work Matters

"Work Matters: A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities" is the result of a year-long joint task force effort of state policymakers to address employment barriers and develop policy solutions.


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Occupational Licensing

Occupational licensure is a form of government regulation that requires a worker to hold a credential to practice or operate in a certain occupation. This Barriers to Work series focuses on the specific barriers that may exist for four different population groups.


Standing Committee

NCSL's Standing Committee on Labor and Economic Development considers issues related to job growth, economic development, unemployment, labor and international trade.


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Labor at Summit

Check out all of the resources from the Labor and Economic Development sessions that took place at the 2019 Legislative Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Topics covered included workforce development, the military and international trade.