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BLS Conference

BLS Boston Data Users’ Conference

Friday, December 1, 2017 ‚óŹ Boston


When: Friday, December 1, 2017

Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, The New England Room (4th floor), 600 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02210

Time: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Registration: Required via Eventbrite (seating limited!) - Government issued photo ID required. Registration is required no later than Friday, November 17th, 3:00 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data Users' Conference on December 1, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. William J. Wiatrowski, Acting BLS Commissioner will discuss the Bureau's Principal Federal Economic Indicators. Join us to get the facts about U.S. productivity; pay, benefits and working conditions; and labor market developments in the nation and region. This conference will give you the opportunity to speak with regional experts about the data the BLS produces.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


8:00 a.m. Check-in opens

9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks

Deborah A. Brown, Regional Commissioner, and Tim Consedine, Regional Economist

9:15 a.m. Keynote Address

William J. Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

10:00 a.m. Using BLS Data to Analyze the Pay, Benefits, and Working Conditions of U.S. Jobs

Kristen A. Monaco, Associate Commissioner of the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, and Mariah Arraya, Economist

10:45 a.m. Open House: Speak to your own BLS expert!

11:15 a.m. Labor Force Participation in New England vs. the United States, 2007-2016: Why was the regional decline more moderate?

Mary A. Burke, Senior Research Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

12:00 p.m. Highlights of Productivity Statistics

Lucy P. Eldridge, Associate Commissioner for Productivity and Technology

12:45 p.m. Closing remarks

Tim Consedine, Regional Economist

12:50 p.m. Open House: More time to chat with your personal BLS expert!

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the BLS New England information office at (617) 565-2327 or send an email