Bureau of Labor Statistics November 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Solicitation of Comments on a Proposal To Revise Method for Estimation of Monthly Labor Force Statistics for Certain Subnational Areas
Document Number: E9-27930
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Department of Labor, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is responsible for the development and publication of local area labor force statistics. This program includes the issuance of monthly estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment, and the unemployment rate for each State and labor market area in the nation. A hierarchy of estimation methods is used to produce the 7,300 estimates covered by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program (https://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d111/d111laws.html), based on the availability and quality of data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The strongest estimating methodsignal-plus-noise models with real-time benchmarking for current estimation and historical benchmarkingis employed for all States and the District of Columbia, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA metropolitan division, New York City, and the respective balances of New York and California. Models are also employed for five additional substate areas and their State balances. The areas are: the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL metropolitan division; the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH metropolitan area; the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI metropolitan area; the Miami-Miami Beach- Kendall, FL metropolitan division; and the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metropolitan division.
Proposed Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E9-27462
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c) (2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the ``Multiple Worksite Report and the Report of Federal Employment and Wages.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual
Data Users Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda
Document Number: E9-26222
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Statistics Bureau
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