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WHO:             The Bureau of Labor Statistics

William W. Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Julie Hatch Maxfield, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

Jeffrey Hill, Associate Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Prices and Living Conditions

Mahesh Ramachandran, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Department of Economic Research, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Daniel H. Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


WHAT:          BLS will present a Data Users’ Conference to discuss recent updates and trends identified by the bureau. These conferences are useful for regional business representatives; professional and industry association members; researchers, data analysts and economists; federal, state and local government representatives; academics; labor union leaders; and the general public.

BLS officials and economists will offer presentations on several topics, including:

  • Opening Remarks from BLS Commissioner William W. Beach
  • Labor Force Trends Since the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Pandemic-Related Spending Changes: Comparing 2019 and 2020 Consumer Expenditures
  • A Data-Driven Dissection of the Great Resignation
  • Population Aging and the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate


WHEN:          May 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Register for the BLS Data Users’ Conference.

Background: A unit of the U.S. Department of Labor, BLS is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.

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