Use this Ruby SDK to integrate U.S. Department of Labor datasets into your apps. After installing the required JSON Ruby Gem and retrieving the Git repository, use this SDK to access information like: workplace injury and illness rates, mine accident info, employment and wages reports, consumer price indexes, Veteran employment data, BLS numbers, and much more. The API documentation contains detailed instructions on getting started, including extensive code samples.
Software developed by the US government is technically in the public domain. But without clear direction on how to handle the public domain issue or what that means for using an open source license, agencies are often unclear on how to open source software and reap the benefits of re-using code.