Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM CST

The U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics celebrate the third observance of World Statistics Day as part of a global collective effort to recognize the importance of statistical data sharing.

Organized under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission, World Statistics Day invites world governments to participate in detailing their statistical innovations every five years.


About this Event 

The United Nations is inviting governments to recognize the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation and the public good in national statistical systems.

World Statistics Day was first celebrated in October 2010. This year, the third such event, focuses on “connecting the world with data we can trust.” 


To learn more about how the Census Bureau is honoring the 2020 theme, “Connecting the world with data we can trust,” check out the Celebrating World Statistics Day 2020 America Counts article that details recent innovations and a video message from Director Steve Dillingham to reflect on the importance of trust, authoritative data, innovation, and the public good in national statistical systems.

The Census Bureau is committed to developing data solutions to produce relevant, timely, accessible, and secure statistics to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s world. These statistics will help guide our country in the weeks and years ahead. The Bureau is honored it can use data innovations to weave together the story of our complex society.

For more information on how the Census Bureau is participating in World Statistics Day, go to the World Statistics Day page.

See also the America Counts: Stories behind the Numbers article on Innovation Drives the U.S. Census Bureau to Create New Data Products. 

Find sample graphics and social media messages in the World Statistics Day special edition toolkit to help you spread the word.



BLS and data colleagues worldwide take time out on October 20, 2020, to recognize the importance of providing accurate, timely, and objective statistics that form the cornerstone of good decisions. At BLS, the trustworthy nature of data and processes has been a hallmark of BLS work since its founding in 1884. 

BLS joins national statistics organizations around the world in honoring this day and recognizing the importance of quality data. 

International data programs and statistics collaboration on standard enhances demographic, economic, and geographic studies, and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products.

See BLS' Commissioner's Corner Blog and video on World Statistics Day 2020.