Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Conference — March 20, 2018

You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Conference on March 20, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Event Information

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 10 Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Agenda: See below
Registration: please RSVP at datausersphl2018.eventbrite.com no later than Thursday, March 15th.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and prices changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate economic information to support public and private decision-making.

This conference will give current BLS data users and future data users the opportunity to speak with BLS economists and learn more about the economic data series we produce. BLS executives will present three in-depth sessions on productivity, working conditions, and unemployment, to provide an understanding of selected topics within these subjects. In addition, representatives from both the BLS and the Philadelphia Federal Statistical Research Data Center will be available to speak with users and answer questions.

Opening Remarks for the conference will given by Sheila Watkins, Regional Commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics; William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and Jeffrey Lin, Economic Advisor and Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank.

Special guest speakers for the conference will be BLS Associate Commissioners Lucy Eldridge, Kristen Monaco, and Michael W. Horrigan, and BLS economist Jenette Muhar.

Presentations

  • U.S. Productivity Slowdown: Current Data and Insights: Learn about the current U.S. productivity slowdown and how it compares to economic performance during past business cycles.
  • Using BLS Data to Analyze the Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions of U.S. Jobs: Learn about the BLS's new survey-the Occupational Requirements Survey-and how it can be used alongside data on pay, benefits, and safety.
  • Opting Out and Does the Unemployment Rate Matter: Examine long-term declines in labor force participate rates. Discover what data from BLS say about the health of the U.S. economy.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Open house—BLS economists and representatives from the Philadelphia Federal Statistical Research Data Center will be available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM to discuss any BLS products or data.

BLS Conference Events

8:00 a.m.

Check-in begins.

9:00 a.m.

Opening remarks from Sheila Watkins, William Wiatrowski, and Jeffrey Lin.

9:30 a.m.

U.S. Productivity Slowdown: Current Data and Insights, presented by BLS Associate Commissioner Lucy Eldridge.

10:15 a.m.

Break.

10:30 a.m.

Using BLS Data to Analyze the Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions of U.S. Jobs, presented by BLS Associate Commissioner Kristen Monaco and BLS Economist Jenette Muhar.

11:15 a.m.

Opting Out and Does the Unemployment Rate Matter, presented by BLS Assistant Commissioner Michael W. Horrigan.

RSVP Required

Please RSVP at datausersphl2018.eventbrite.com no later than Thursday, March 15th, 2018.

Contact Information

Please contact the BLS Philadelphia Office of Economic Analysis and Information if you have any questions:
E-mail: DataUsersPHL@bls.gov or
Phone: (215) 597-3282