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BLS: Trends, Employment Projections & Demographics

[Free, No CEUs] This webinar will examine data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that relate to labor market information. Specifically, it will cover wage and benefit information from the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation program and wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey. We will also discuss trends in labor market characteristics, employment projections, and demographics. An explanation of survey design, data integrity, and reliability will be included, which will allow attendees to understand how to properly use these data. Finally, attendees will learn how to access data from the BLS website and how to request help if needed.

Learning objectives:
1. Explain the data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that relates to labor market information and worker demographics
2. Define the limitations of these data and how they can be properly interpreted
3. Explain how to access data from the BLS website


Presenters:

Jacqueline Midkiff, Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jeffrey Shildkraut, Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics