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Mike Horrigan, Associate Commissioner for Employment and Unemployment Statistics


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

From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Horrigan was the Associate Commissioner in the Office of Prices and Living Conditions, 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 indexes and consumer expenditures.

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, heading the office that publishes Occupational Employment Statistics data, long-term projections of industry and occupational employment, and the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Dr. Horrigan previously served as Director of the National Longitudinal Surveys program (1996–2001) and directed the Surveys of Employer-Provided Training (1991–96). Dr. Horrigan served as a Senior Labor Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (1990–91) and as a staff member for the U.S. Department of Labor Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency (1988–89). Dr. Horrigan began his career at BLS in 1986 as an economist in the Division of Labor Force Statistics.

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.

Last Modified Date: May 18, 2018