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My first post as BLS Commissioner

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My first day as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics was Tuesday, January 29. It is an honor to lead BLS at this time of renewed interest in the labor market and in the statistics that help us understand it. Personally, I will say it is a labor economist’s dream to head an agency that produces the information on this important aspect of people’s lives—including their jobs and job changes, pay, working conditions, time use, prices paid and so much more.

Building on my predecessors’ and BLS colleagues’ work, I plan to continue the BLS tradition of excellence in informing the country on relevant and timely issues in labor statistics. I look forward to helping guide BLS as it adapts to a changing environment, develops new products that answer questions relevant to our 21st century economy, and delivers the highest quality data and analysis in the most effective way to the public and our diverse users.

Please stay tuned to the Commissioner’s Corner for updates from me on some of the most recent BLS products and activities.