Friends of Labor Statistics asks that Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) users directly contact your Senators and Representatives to help prevent BLS from having to cut its statistical programs.
The link below provides a template for organizations and individuals to use and revise to specific concerns and circumstances.
BLS Appropriations Template
As data from the proposed FY2016 State Budgets are released, C2ER has been updating the C2ER State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database. The proposed budgets provide information on eliminated programs and decreased funding for economic development financing, with many affecting small business development related programs.
The Labor Market Information Institute, in collaboration with The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, led the Sharing State Employment Records for Policy Analysis, Research, and Evaluation: A Workshop on Principles and Practice at the Pew Charitable Trusts on Friday, November 14th. The workshop supports research the LMI Institute and CREC are conducting on behalf of the Kauffman Foundation regarding state data confidentiality laws and regulations, as well as data sharing agreements. Continue reading