Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2012 Geographic Profile (GP) Series

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On December 18, 2013 (EST)

To help you understand and use data from the most geographically detailed demographic and economic data produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), ETA is hosting a Webinar because such data are of keen interest to government, education, and private agencies for funding applications, program planning and reviews, and many other purposes.

BLS’ Geographic Profile covers the 4 census regions and 9 divisions, the 50 states, 54 large metropolitan areas, 22 metropolitan divisions, and 41 cities. The tables show data by gender, age, race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment, occupation, industry, class of worker, weekly working hours, full- and part-time status, reasons for unemployment and for not working, and unemployment duration.

The Webinar will:

  1. Describe the data, including how it differs from other BLS and Census Bureau sources;
  2. Explain basic definitions and concepts behind employment, unemployment, and other labor force and geographical terms;
  3. Guide you through the tables, to help you understand what’s available and how to find it;
  4. Provide tips for interpreting the data; and
  5. Answer audience questions.

ETA has also assembled a 2-page guide to other state and local workforce data sources.

This Webinar is already booked up, but please sign up for the waiting list, because we release unused seats shortly before the Webinar begins — we will notify those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, by placing yourself on the waiting list, we will notify you when the recording and transcript are posted (approximately 2 business days after the Webinar), and if we add other resources (e.g., sometimes we post written answers to questions that couldn't be accommodated during the Webinar itself).

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Start Date : 12/18/13 01:00PM ET

End Date : 12/18/13 02:30PM ET

Presenter : Tom Krolik, Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Modified On : December 23, 2013
Type : Event
Viewed : 7213

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