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.
Open data—from both government and private sources—has great potential for creating new products, reducing the costs of doing business, and improving people's lives. But for open data to truly benefit both business and local communities, there are still some questions that will need to be answered.
The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to government openness, is asking for help in keeping its Sunlight Labs API up and running. To get a generous match from a major donor they need to attract 1,500 new supporters by years end. The Sunlight Labs API is one of the gold standards of open government data. To meet their goal they need just 200 new supporters to go to the fundraising site and donate any amount.