Overview of BLS Research Programs
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts research on many economic and statistical topics that are relevant to the BLS mission.
The Employment Research and Program Development Staff (ERPDS) initiates, plans, and directs activities for improving the quality and enhancing the analytical usefulness of Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics (OES) programs. Two main functions of ERPDS are to assist in the development of OEUS data programs and to conduct original research using BLS data.
The Compensation Research and Program Development Group (CRPDG) carries out research that addresses methodological, conceptual, and technical issues of concern to the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions (OCWC) and other Bureau programs.
The Price and Index Number Research (PINR) division conducts research to strengthen and improve existing price and expenditure measurement concepts and techniques and enhance the analytical usefulness of BLS programs.
The Office of Survey Methods Research (OSMR) plans and directs activities for improving the quality of current statistical output and for long-term program developments by evaluating BLS programs and by conducting research on statistical and behavioral science issues relevant to the BLS mission.
In addition to programs shown above, the following research program is also at BLS:
Productivity Research and Program Development — Larry S. Rosenblum, supervisory economist (202-691-5605)
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Last Modified Date: July 19, 2008