BLS Boston Data Users’ Conference
Friday, December 1, 2017 ● Boston
When: Friday, December 1, 2017
Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, The New England Room (4th floor), 600 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02210
Time: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Registration: Required via Eventbrite (seating limited!) - Government issued photo ID required. Registration is required no later than Friday, November 17th, 3:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Users' Conference on December 1, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. William J. Wiatrowski, Acting BLS Commissioner will discuss the Bureau's Principal Federal Economic Indicators. Join us to get the facts about U.S. productivity; pay, benefits and working conditions; and labor market developments in the nation and region. This conference will give you the opportunity to speak with regional experts about the data the BLS produces.
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
8:00 a.m. Check-in opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
Deborah A. Brown, Regional Commissioner, and Tim Consedine, Regional Economist
9:15 a.m. Keynote Address
William J. Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics
10:00 a.m. Using BLS Data to Analyze the Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions of U.S. Jobs
Kristen A. Monaco, Associate Commissioner of the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, and Mariah Arraya, Economist
10:45 a.m. Open House: Speak to your own BLS expert!
11:15 a.m. Labor Force Participation in New England vs. the United States, 2007-2016: Why was the regional decline more moderate?
Mary A. Burke, Senior Research Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
12:00 p.m. Highlights of Productivity Statistics
Lucy P. Eldridge, Associate Commissioner for Productivity and Technology
12:45 p.m. Closing remarks
Tim Consedine, Regional Economist
12:50 p.m. Open House: More time to chat with your personal BLS expert!
If you have any questions, please contact the BLS New England information office at (617) 565-2327 or send an email