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BLS West Region Virtual Data Users Conference - May 17, 2023



The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event that will take place on Wednesday, May 17. Join us for a virtual discussion with both government industry experts and a key academic professional as they share insights regarding how labor market forces are influencing the future of work. This conference will also give current and future BLS data users the opportunity to ask questions of BLS economists and learn more about the economic data we produce. 

Register today to join us Wednesday, May 17. We look forward to seeing you there! 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.

Event Information

  • When: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

  • Where: Virtual via WebEx

  • Time: 9:00am–12:00pm PACIFIC TIME, please login at 8:45am

  • Cost: FREE

  • Registration: Click here to register


9:00am – 9:10am  Virtual Welcome and Check-In

  • Chris Rosenlund, Regional Commissioner West Region Office, BLS

9:10am – 9:30am  BLS: Evolving to Maintain the Gold-Standard for Economic Data

9:30am – 10:30am  BLS Insights on Employment, Productivity, and Prices

  • Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, BLS

  • Lucy Eldridge, Associate Commissioner of Productivity and Technology, BLS

  • Mike Brill, Supervisory Economist, Division of Industry Productivity Studies, BLS

  • Jeffrey Hill, Associate Commissioner of Prices and Living Conditions, BLS

10:30am – 10:40am  Break

10:40am – 11:25am  Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Labor Markets in the Pacific Northwest

  • Nick Beleiciks, Deputy Director, Workforce and Economic Analysis, Oregon Employment Department

  • Ajsa Suljic, Regional Economist, State of Washington Employment Security Department

11:25am – 11:55am  COVID-19 and the Workplace: Learnings and Future Research Directions

  • Dr. Kevin Kniffin, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Cornell University

11:55am – 12:00pm  Closing Remarks and Thanks

  • Chris Rosenlund, Regional Commissioner West Region Office, BLS

Contact Information

Feel free to forward this message to staff or colleagues who may be interested. Remember, registration via WebEx is required. If you have any questions, contact the Western Information Office by phone at (415) 625-2270 or via email at