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June 2009

BLS at 125: using historic principles to track the 21st-century economy

William J. Wiatrowski

Relying on its core principles of objectivity, confidentiality, relevance, accuracy, and transparency, as well as a core set of disciplines—economics, statistics, information technology, and behavioral science—the Bureau of Labor Statistics at 125 has incorporated new labor phenomena arising over the past quarter century into its repertoire of programs and services.

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