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Measuring Green Jobs at the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Discussant Comments

Stephanie S. Shipp


Two programs at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are measuring employment in the green sector. BLS has laid the groundwork for defining green jobs and processes by examining multiple definitions across organizations and countries and testing data collection and methods to obtain optimal results. They have adapted the sample design for optimizing collection to use multiple surveys while minimizing respondent burden. This discussion provides feedback on the BLS work and suggestions for consideration and future research.