WHO: The Bureau of Labor Statistics
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.
Register for the BLS Data Users’ Conference.
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.