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BLS Letter of Support

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  

August 20, 2015
Open invite to discuss public data innovation with more than 150 national experts

As resources are under continued strain, the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is bringing the nation’s leading experts on data policy, leaders in health and workforce statistics, champions in academics , and econometricians to the Washington, D.C., area to discuss ways to better innovate with public data. By focusing this year’s Association of Public Data Users’ conference […]

August 12, 2015
Congress Learns More About the Importance of the American Community Survey

Funding for the Census Bureau and ACS has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill lately.  Congress is considering making responses to the survey voluntary (currently they are mandatory by law), eliminating questions from the survey that are considered too nosy, and even eliminating the survey entirely. On May 27, the Census Project, a network […]

May 28, 2015