Bureau of Labor Statistics to hold Data Users’ Conference online May 18
William W. Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics
Jeffrey Hill, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Prices and Living Conditions
Mahesh Ramachandran, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Department of Economic Research, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Daniel H. Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
WHAT: BLS will present a Data Users’ Conference to discuss recent updates and trends identified by the bureau. These conferences are useful for regional business representatives; professional and industry association members; researchers, data analysts and economists; federal, state and local government representatives; academics; labor union leaders; and the general public.
BLS officials and economists will offer presentations on several topics, including:
- Opening Remarks from BLS Commissioner William W. Beach
- Labor Force Trends Since the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Pandemic-Related Spending Changes: Comparing 2019 and 2020 Consumer Expenditures
- A Data-Driven Dissection of the Great Resignation
- Population Aging and the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate
WHEN: May 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.
Background: A unit of the U.S. Department of Labor, BLS is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.