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Bureau of Labor Statistics Virtual Data Users Conference — September 14, 2020

You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics Virtual Data Users Conference on September 14, 2020, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Office.

Event Information

When: Monday, September 14, 2020
Where: Online, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Office on WebEx
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., sign-on begins at 12:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Agenda: See below
Registration: please RSVP at Eventbrite.

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 hear from BLS economists and learn more about the economic data series we produce. BLS executives will present three in-depth sessions on BLS operations, compensation, and job openings during the pandemic to provide an understanding of selected topics within these subjects.

Opening Remarks for the conference will given by Sheila Watkins, Regional Commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Special guest speakers for the conference will be BLS Commissioner of Labor Statistics Dr. William W. Beach, BLS Associate Commissioner Kristen Monaco and BLS Assistant Commissioner Kenneth Robertson, and BLS economist Katherine Tare.


  • BLS Operations During the Pandemic: Hear from the BLS Commissioner about how things have changed during the pandemic.
  • Compensation Data and Insights: What do people do on the job and how are they compensated.
  • Labor Market Data and Insights: Job opening and labor turnover data for the states.

We hope to see you there!


BLS Conference Events

1:00 p.m.

Opening remarks from Sheila Watkins.

1:05 p.m.

BLS Operations During the Pandemic, presented by BLS Commissioner of Labor Statistics Dr. William W. Beach.

1:30 p.m.

What Do People Do on the Job and How Are They Compensated, presented by BLS Associate Commissioner Kristen Monaco and BLS Economist Katherine Tare.

2:15 p.m.


2:25 p.m.

Job Opening and Labor Turnover Data for States, presented by BLS Assistant Commissioner Kenneth Robertson.

RSVP Required

Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

Contact Information

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