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From the staff of AEAStat:   
 
In the report accompanying the appropriations bills signed tonight by the President, Congress directs the Bureau of Labor Statistics to (quote):
 
Provide an annual supplement to the Current Population Survey to allow for collection of data on contingent and alternative work arrangements
every two years and data on other topics related to the labor force in alternate years, including an occasional veterans supplement;
 
Initiate spending on the planning and development of a new National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) cohort. BLS shall brief the Committees on the annual costs and a five-year plan for implementing the new NLSY cohort within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
 
BLS will request public input on design of the CPS contingent work supplement and the new NLSY cohort.  BLS currently sponsors a Committee on National Statistics expert panel on the CWS, chaired by Susan Houseman  https://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CNSTAT/contingent-work-and-alternate-work-arrangements/index.htm

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