Schumer to Welcome Newly-Confirmed BLS Commissioner Keith Hall to First Congressional Jobs Hearing
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), will hold a hearing on the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly employment figures with Commissioner Keith Hall on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. The hearing, entitled “The Employment Situation in January 2008” will address the new jobs report and previously weak jobs reports in light of a potential recession. The hearing will also address chronically-low job creation during this administration and examine revisions to payroll figures for the past several years to be made that morning. With a recession looming and the unemployment rolls growing, Dr. Hall is expected to provide insight on labor market trends and conditions in a deteriorating economy.
WHAT: Joint Economic Committee Hearing on “The Employment Situation in January 2008”
WHO: Dr. Keith Hall, Commissioner,Bureau of Labor Statistics
WHEN: 9: 30 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2008
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106
The Joint Economic Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of economic policy.
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