The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has published two sixty-day notices in the Federal Register soliciting public comments by September 29, 2020

The first is on the Business Response Survey (BRS) and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

The second is related to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1997). 

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The BRS and JOLTS Proposed Supplement

The BRS and JOLTS supplement will capture information about changes to businesses.

The supplemental JOLTS collection will offer valuable context to the responses about employment and hiring decisions made at the industry and state-level. The sample will allow an analysis of the BRS collected information with the longitudinal JOLTS establishment staffing patterns prior to and after completing the BRS.

 

The additional collection of the JOLTS supplement will benefit the JOLTS program by offering valuable context to the responses about employment and hiring decisions made at the industry and state-level.  These data will be used separately from the BRS sample in analyzing and understanding the job openings and closings data reported in the JOLTS survey.

 

The NYLS (1997 Cohort) Proposed Supplement

The BLS seeks approval to conduct interim supplemental interviews between rounds 19 and 20 of the NLSY97.  

 

The interview content will cover household composition, current employment for the respondent and spouse/partner, changes in employment/earnings during the past 12 months, time spent teaching children under age 18, health, health insurance, medical care deferred, mental health, income, and earnings.  

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