Dr. Erica Groshen
Commissioner of Labor Statistics
U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
“What BLS Statistics Tell Us About the Labor Market”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal statistical agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. This presentation will focus on what current BLS data can tell us about the labor market and how BLS is providing new data to better meet the needs of our diverse set of users.
Erica L. Groshen became the 14th Commissioner of Labor Statistics in January 2013. Prior to joining BLS, Dr. Groshen was a Vice President in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her research has focused on labor markets over the business cycle, wage rigidity and dispersion, regional economics, the male-female wage differential, and the role of employers in labor market outcomes. She also served on advisory boards for BLS and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dr. Groshen has also served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, a visiting assistant professor of economics at Barnard College at Columbia University and a visiting economist at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Groshen earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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