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Data Users’ Conference in Chicago — June 7, 2017

You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users’ Conference on June 7, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Featured topics will include: BLS Measures of Productivity, Pay and Benefits, and the U.S. Labor Force.

Event Information

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Agenda: See below
Registration: RSVP via Eventbrite required no later than Wednesday, May 31

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price 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 the public the opportunity to speak with Bureau economists and learn more about the economic data the BLS produces. Come to hear about recent labor force, compensation, and productivity developments, and learn how to tap into the many BLS resources that can help you.

Registration and photo ID will be required for admittance to the Federal Reserve Bank building.
Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.


8:00 a.m.
Check-in and continental breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Charlene Peiffer, Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations, Chicago
Daniel G. Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

9:15 a.m.
“There’s a Stat for That”
William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner of the Bureau Labor Statistics

9:30 a.m.
U.S. Productivity Slowdown, Current Data and Insights
Lucy P. Eldridge, Associate Commissioner
Chris Sparks, Chief, Industry Productivity Studies
BLS Office of Productivity and Technology

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Wage and Compensation Data from BLS Programs
Keenan Dworak-Fisher, Deputy Associate Commissioner, BLS Office of Compensation and Working Conditions

11:45 a.m.
Long-term Trends in Labor Force Participation and Trends in the Bureau’s Broader Measures of Labor Market Underutilization
Michael Horrigan, Associate Commissioner, BLS Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

12:45 p.m.

Join us for an Open House after the event: Speak to Your Own BLS Expert!

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Chicago Information Office at (312) 353-1880 or send an email.