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April 1990

A data user’s look back from 2015

Daniel S. Hamermesh

An academic analyst of the BLS employment programs steps 25 years into the future, where the kinds and amounts of data and the technology for assessing them are greatly expanded. To mark the 75th year of the Monthly Labor Review, the editors invited several producers and users of BLS data to speculate on changes they foresee in the next 25 years. The author of this article looks back from an imaginary vantage point in the year 2015.

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