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Bureau of Labor Statistics Overview

  • BLS
    • Mission: The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Our mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
    • Leadership: Keith Hall, Commissioner
    • Organization:
      • 2,393 FTE in National and Regional offices
      • Current FY 2010 Resources: $611 million
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