U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of International Labor Affairs - Sweat & Toil App

The United States Department of Labor has made its datasets available on Health & Safety, Wage & Hour Division Data, Expanding Growth Opportunities & Learning, and others. Sweat & Toil is one such dataset that contains information on child labor and forced labor worldwide from ILAB’s three flagship reports and its Sweat and Toil app.

The Sweat & Toil app provides 1) individual country assessments that identify where Significant, Moderate, Minimal, or No Advancement has been made and notes whether 2) child labor, 3) forced labor, and 4) forced child labor were used in the production of a good in each country. Data and research in the Sweat & Toil app are taken from ILAB’s three flagship reports: Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor; List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor; and List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor. There are 14 tables containing data from the 2015-2017 reporting cycles and 11 tables from the 2014 reporting cycle.

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# and type of entity142 Countries
Region Global
FrequencyAnnually
# of metrics disclosed4
# of data points gathered per entity50 - 130
Year of first public disclosure2015
Data collection method Primary field research, Secondary desk research
Data verification methodDesk-Based 3rd Party Verification (entity-submitted docs, public sources)
Themes evaluated Child labor, Forced labor, Labor administration and inspection
Vehicle for disclosureMachine readable API
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWorkers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society, Academics