The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has discontinued its monthly commissioner employment status statement. The Commissioner’s final statement was released on January 6, 2023, with the December 2022 employment and unemployment figures.
BLS will continue to issue The Employment Situation news releases. The Commissioner’s statement largely repeats the analysis presented in The Employment Situation news release. Additionally, few people read the commissioner’s statement in any given month, according to BLS’s website traffic data.
For statements issued between 1994 and 2022, see the BLS Archive of Commissioner Statements on Employment Situation. (Please note that archived statements contain data as originally published. Data in archived statements may have been revised in subsequent publications.)
last updated: January 11, 2023