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Christina Hurkett"I learn something new everyday. I like to explain how the nation’s economic indicators come to be published in the news every month, why these numbers affect economic decisions, and how those decisions directly influence our lives."

"Christina Hurkett, Field Economist, Dallas, TX

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the Nation’s premier statistical agency in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The world expects us to deliver and we do. On a timely basis, we provide key figures on unemployment; inflation; earnings levels; projections of occupational and industry growth; productivity trends; job accidents and illnesses; consumer household expenditures; and much more. The Nation depends on the work that we do to carry out the work that it does.

We employ more than 2,500 individuals whom we recognize as our most valued asset. As you look forward to graduation, take some time to explore our website and learn about the exciting possibilities for economists, information technology specialists, mathematical statisticians, and other career fields. This is a great opportunity to work for a world class organization and with other professionals in your career field. We will work with you to help you to reach your full potential. Add to that our excellent pay and benefits, a strong commitment to work life balance, and BLS may be the place to start your career.

How to Apply

If you recently graduated or will do so within a 2 to 3 month period, we hope you will consider a BLS career. We offer pay and benefits comparable to the private sector and the opportunity to work for the Nation’s premier labor economics and statistical agency. Just go to Search/Apply for Jobs and follow the instructions to get started. You’ll be glad you did!



Last Modified Date: October 10, 2023