American Sociological Association

ASA Signs on to Letter Urging the Appointment of a BLS Commissioner

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The White House

May 10, 2017

On May 9, 2017, the American Sociological Association along with 20 other organizations sent a letter to President Trump urging the appointment of a well-credentialed Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Commissioner and urging appropriate BLS funding levels, The BLS is the country’s second largest federal statistical agency and a major producer of the nation’s primary economic indicators. Countless businesses, communities, students, and government policy makers rely on the accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness of statistical information from the BLS.

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