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Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Shape the Future with a Teaching Career

    Editor’s note: The following has been cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Labor blog. The writer is Allen Chen, an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This blog post was adapted from a Career Outlook article by Dennis Vilorio, an economist formerly employed by BLS. If you dream of inspiring the minds of […]

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  • Innovating for the Future

    Erica L. Groshen was the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics. She served from January 2013 to January 2017. This is her final post for Commissioner’s Corner. It didn’t take long after I became Commissioner of Labor Statistics in January 2013 for me to appreciate the skill, dedication, and innovation of the staff that works here. […]

  • Why the unemployment rate still matters

    Just like your body, the economy is a superbly complex system. When you visit doctors or other healthcare providers, they routinely take several measurements — height, weight, blood pressure, and temperature. Tracking these vital signs over time can lead you and your healthcare providers to seek further tests. Yet, even when your healthcare providers need […]

  • How United Parcel Service Uses BLS Data

    I recently attended a BLS Data Users Conference in Atlanta, which included a lively panel discussion of how companies use BLS data in their everyday work. I was especially struck by the examples shared by Cathy Sparks, the Director of Corporate Workforce Strategy & Analytics for United Parcel Service. As a result, I asked Cathy […]

  • BLS releases data from the new Occupational Requirements Survey

    Pop the corks! We published the first-ever Occupational Requirements Survey estimates and news release this morning. The survey provides unique information about the physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training, and mental requirements of jobs in the United States. We’re running the survey under an agreement with the Social Security Administration so they can make […]

  • Measuring Uncertainty in the Producer Price Index

    Our mission at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is to publish information about the labor market and economy. We always seek to improve our methods and provide the most accurate data in a cost-effective manner. All statistics, however, come with some uncertainty. Last year I wrote about how we deal with uncertainty in our […]

  • Seeing Significance: New Chart Showing Confidence Intervals for Nonfarm Employment Changes

    Last year I wrote about how we’ve been using more charts and maps to explain our data. In another post I wrote about how BLS deals with uncertainty in our measures and how we explain the strengths and limitations of our data. Today I want to tell you about a new chart that will help […]

  • Labor Market Status of U.S. Military Veterans

    As we continue to celebrate our veterans this month, here are our most up-to-date statistics about veterans in the civilian labor force. After reaching 9.9 percent in January 2011, the unemployment rate for veterans was 4.3 percent in October 2016. The unemployment rate for Gulf War-era II veterans — who served on active duty at […]

  • BLS Microdata Now More Easily Accessible to Researchers across the Country

    I am pleased to announce that BLS is now part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network. Researchers at universities, nonprofits, and government agencies can now go to 24 secure research data centers across the United States to analyze microdata from our National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth and our Survey of Occupational Injuries and […]

  • The Value and Influence of Labor Statistics in the 21st Century

    What’s in the “DNA” of BLS—what were we born with? Not so long ago, as I prepared to become BLS Commissioner, I read the First 100 Years of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first chapter describes how BLS was created (in 1884) during a time of severe economic upheaval and industrial unrest. Policymakers of […]

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