Sweat & Toil 4+

U.S. Department of Labor

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings
    • Free



Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World is a comprehensive resource developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) documenting child labor and forced labor worldwide. Data and research in this app are taken from USDOL’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. This app fits these three information-packed reports the size of a phone book in the palm of your hand. Seven things you can do with this app are:

• Check countries’ efforts to eliminate child labor
• Find child labor data
• Browse goods produced with child labor or forced labor
• Review laws and ratifications
• See what governments can to do end child labor
• Check out updates USDOL’s projects to combat child labor and forced labor
• Discover data visualizations on goods produced with exploitative labor by sector and region, statistics on working children, regional progress on child labor, and regional labor inspectorate capacity

Using this app can be a starting point to empower yourself with knowledge about child labor or forced labor around the world. Anyone with an interest in these issues – governments, businesses, academics, civil society, and consumers – can use it as a source of information to begin asking questions, taking action, and demanding change

What’s New

Version 2.8

Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JLuv79 ,

Fantastic App

This app is great! Super easy to use and provides quick access to information about forced labor and child labor by country and product. If everyone used this app, we’d be much better informed consumers.

A2e6 ,

Great interface, info not too useful

This app makes great steps towards the visibility of widespread child labor and forced labor practices around the world. On this note however, I was disturbed to notice the almost intentional lack of the USA in this app!! Using this app will make you feel like there is no forced or child labor in the USA, which allows all of us to ignore the signs and not provide aid.

Another issue is that it’s hard to use the info in this app to avoid brands and products that use child/forced labor. I know that the folks who produced this app can’t necessarily track that, but all the same I was a bit disappointed that I’m still left in the predicament of simply hoping that this cotton shirt wasn’t made with Afghani cotton.


Zoey Inanis ,

Excludes "White" countries

Only includes second and third world countries. Doesn't include statistics on the UK, the US, France, Germany, Canada, or Scandinavian countries. It's a really good app, like, REALLY good and the information is good. It's incomplete information, however, and has to be presumed to be willfully biased as such. That means that the information can't be used in good faith. I don't think the devs are a buncha racists, but I do think that their data set needs to not exclude facts.

Additionally, they have included countries not covered in the TDA report. If they can cover those countries, they can cover other countries that we share labor information with.

App Privacy

The developer, U.S. Department of Labor, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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