The Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking public commentary for its Survey of Working Women “in order to identify employment issues and challenges currently facing women, including their perceptions on career choice and overall equity in the workplace.”

The last “Working Women Count!” survey was conducted in 1994, and the request for comments from working women notes that “the labor force, employment opportunities, work environments and the American family have changed substantially” in the 20 years since.

Comments will be accepted through April 27 and should be emailed to Angela Adams of the Women’s Bureau at

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