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The 2015 President’s Budget for the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The 2015 President's Budget proposes $610.1 million in funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for fiscal year (FY) 2015 that begins on October 1, 2014. This request is an increase of $17.9 million over the FY 2014 final enacted level.

The 2015 Budget level maintains the BLS core programs as funded in FY 2014, while also allowing the BLS to undertake two new initiatives.

2015 Budget Highlights

The 2015 President’s Budget for the BLS includes the following program enhancements:

  1. Add an Annual Current Population Survey Supplement ($1.6 million). This initiative will enhance the capability of the BLS to collect information relevant to labor force trends, including data on contingent work and alternative work arrangements, and workplace flexibility and work-family balance issues.
  2. Support a Supplemental Statistical Poverty Measure ($2.5 million). This proposal will enable the BLS to support the Census Bureau in its development of a supplemental statistical poverty measure to complement the standard measure Census has been producing since the 1960s. As part of this initiative, the Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey will develop and add questions to the Interview Survey, and move up the delivery date of the CE poverty thresholds to the Census Bureau to early August to support its September release date of the income and poverty report.

The 2015 President's Budget for the BLS may be viewed in full at


Last Modified Date: March 6, 2014