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April 1990

Labor force data in the next century

Thomas J. Plewes

A BLS manager envisages possible enhancements in data collection, analysis, and dissemination, with expansion of both household and establishment surveys and much greater use of administration data. To help mark the Monthly Labor Review's 75th year, the editors asked both data users and data producers to speculate about programs and data needs in 2015, when the Review will mark its centennial. This article and the article beginning on page 9 deal with the Bureau's employment programs.

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