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Hot Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of our most popular blog posts from the past year. Have you read them?

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What’s Next for My Career? − Navigating career changes can be tricky business. We have tools to support people through the process, whether they’re just entering the workforce or exploring new opportunities later in life.

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12 Stats About Working Women − Did you know that the proportion of women with college degrees in the labor force has almost quadrupled since 1970? The Women’s Bureau rounded up some noteworthy statistics about America’s working women.

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High Cost of Education Sparks Bright Idea − While working his way through college and struggling to make ends meet, Cameron Meyer found a new path with an apprenticeship. Now, at 24, he has no student debt and is on his way to a fulfilling career.

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OSHA’s Program for Small Businesses Makes a Big Difference − Each year, tens of thousands of small business owners take advantage of the On-site Consultation Program to make their workplaces safer and healthier. Every company has a remarkable story, like that of the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind.

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Ice Cream v. Bacon − Learn why the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the cost of our favorite treats, and how that data impacts many important decisions that directly affect Americans.

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Tiffany Koebel is a public affairs officer for the Labor Department.

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