Please do not forget the fantastic collection at the University of Washington, the Labor Archives of Washington(LAW). There is a treasure trove of materials from labor activists' personal papers and company records to compiled bibliographies. Please spend some time reviewing the linked guide.
Here are other research guides which may help in your research.
Economics, Brooks Library, CWU
Citation Tools & Styles, Brooks Library, CWU
Research Strategies, Brooks Library, CWU
Labor Economics, Cornell University Libraries
Economics - Labor, Berkeley
v. 104 (1981)- present
Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, BLS--Report 985 (2005)
ALFRED, Archival FRED (economic data) - ALFRED® allows you to retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history. In general, economic data for past observation periods are revised as more accurate estimates become available. As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources.
Consumer Price Indexes (CPI), Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.
Economic Indicators is available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
FRED, Federal Reserve Economic Data
Federal Revenue & Outlays, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) - Since 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation. The CBO is strictly nonpartisan; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate summarizes the methodology underlying the analysis.
FRAZER, Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is a digital library of U.S. economic, financial, and banking history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System.
FRB: "Beige Book" - Monetary policy in the United States comprises the Federal Reserve's actions and communications to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates--the three economic goals the Congress has instructed the Federal Reserve to pursue.
ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)
Producer Price Index (PPI), Bureau of Labor Statistics - PPI measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. The prices included in the PPI are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.
Survey of Current Business (SCB), Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA’s monthly journal of record. Articles in the survey present the latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates; describe the methodologies used to prepare the estimates; provide information about revisions; and discuss on-going research.