JOE - November 2012

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics
Employment Research and Program Development Staff
Research Economist
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Deadline Date: 12/1/2012
Salary Range: 75,000 to 115,000

JOE ID Number: 201211_397996

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Employment Research and Program Development Staff has an opening for a Ph.D. economist. Duties are divided equally between (1) self-directed research that results in publications in refereed economics journals, and (2) activities that enhance the quality and usefulness of BLS programs and data. These activities involve a range of BLS data, such as the Current Population Survey, the Current Employment Statistics survey of establishments, the Longitudinal Establishment Database and other establishment data. The ideal candidate has a solid background in labor economics, strong econometric skills, demonstrated research potential, superior writing skills, the ability to analyze large microdata files, and familiarity with survey design. The starting salary depends on experience and research accomplishments. We will be attending the ASSA meetings. The BLS is an equal opportunity employer. U.S. citizenship is required. This announcement is independent of other BLS announcements.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a research paper electronically via

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 202-691-6425
For more information, phone: 202-691-7395

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