Why is the GGS Survey Important

Why Should I Participate in this Survey?

Your participation is critical to meeting the goals of timely, accurate, and relevant information on the economy—specifically information on employment in the green economy—at the national and state levels. Your confidentiality is assured. Information provided by you that can be used to identify your establishment or firm will not be released. The GGS statement of confidentiality provides the authorized uses of data from the program.

Who uses these Data?

Importance of GGS Survey The Green Goods and Services data can be used by employers, employees, public policy makers, and researchers in their efforts to analyze and measure the size and scope of the green economy. This survey provides the most comprehensive information on the measurement of the green economy.

How can I use these data?

GGS data are available on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/ggs/. Information is obtained on the number and trend of jobs that produce green goods or services. Data are available for 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as by industry and ownership.

Are my data confidential?

Yes. Below you will find the confidentiality statement of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Confidentiality Statement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, its employees, agents, and partner statistical agencies, will use the information you provide for statistical purposes only and will hold the information in confidence to the full extent permitted by law. In accordance with the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (Title 5 of Public Law 107-347) and other applicable Federal laws, your responses will not be disclosed in identifiable form without your informed consent. This report is authorized by law 29 U.S.C.2.


Last Modified Date: March 12, 2012