BLS Senior Management Officials

Mike Horrigan, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment (OEUS)

Mike Horrigan

Since July 2014, Mike Horrigan has served as Associate Commissioner in the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OEUS) at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Horrigan was the Associate Commissioner in the BLS Office of Prices and Living Conditions (OPLC), where he oversaw programs for the Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Import and Export Price Indexes, and Consumer Expenditure Survey and a research division that conducts frontier research on price index and consumer expenditure issues.

From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Horrigan served as Assistant Commissioner for the Producer Price Index program. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Assistant Commissioner in OEUS, heading the office that publishes Occupational Employment Statistics data, the biennial BLS long-term projections of industry and occupational employment, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Dr. Horrigan previously served as Director of the BLS National Longitudinal Surveys program (1996–2001) and directed the BLS Surveys of Employer-Provided Training (1991–1996). Dr. Horrigan served as a Senior Labor Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1990–1991) and as a staff member for the Department of Labor Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency (1988–1989). Dr. Horrigan began his career at BLS in 1986 as an economist in the Division of Labor Force Statistics in OEUS.

He has a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and a Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. Dr. Horrigan is the author of numerous publications, including articles on unemployment duration, earnings inequality, and measuring the demand for skills in the labor force.

Dr. Horrigan's office can be contacted at 202-691-6400.


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Last Modified Date: July 11, 2014