Webinar: BLS State and Local Data
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 with the leading BLS expert on this data source, Tom Krolik. This 90 minute Webinar will be held on October 9, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern time.
Register at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001326352353582735/info.
BLS recently issued its annual publication of the demographic and economic characteristics of the employed and unemployed. This series of tables covers the four census regions and nine divisions, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 54 large metropolitan areas, 22 metropolitan divisions, and 41 principal 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, unemployment duration, and marital status.
ETA is holding this Webinar because local demographic unemployment information is of keen interest to government, education, and private agencies for funding applications, program planning and reviews, and many other purposes. The Webinar will
1. Describe the data, including how it differs from other BLS and Census Bureau sources (including the American Community Survey);
2. Explain basic definitions and concepts behind employment, unemployment, and other labor force and geographical terms;
3. Take you on a guided tour through the various tables, to help you understand what’s available and how to find it;
4. Provide advice and tips for interpreting the data, including judging what degree of difference between two numbers is meaningful; and
5. Answer audience questions.