Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Estimated wage information for more than 800 occupations in the United States kept by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about how much various occupations pay and how you stack up.
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Where you get it: Go to http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm.
How much it will cost: The information is free.