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Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users’ Conference — June 6, 2016

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Conference on Monday, June 6, 2016 in New York City
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Event Information

When: Monday, June 6, 2016 
Where: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004 (use the street level entrance)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Registration: Required via Eventbrite

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. The sessions will provide an overview of uses and trends of several major economic indicators.

Come to hear about recent labor force, compensation, and price developments, and learn how to tap into the many BLS resources that can help you.


Welcome: Deborah Brown, Regional Commissioner

Keynote Address: Erica Groshen, Commissioner of Labor Statistics

Breakout Session 1: Prices: Domestic and International Developments

  • Using the Producer Price Index (PPI) to Understand Domestic Inflation
  • The Cost of Care: Medical Care Price Indexes in the CPI and PPI
  • Trends in International Prices

Breakout Session 2: Wages and Labor Market Developments

  • How Does the Employment Cost Index Help My Business?
  • Current Employment Trends: Industry Movers
  • Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Demographic Trends

Open House: Speak to Your Own BLS Expert!

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Northeast Information Office at (646) 264-3600 or send an email.