Julie Hatch Maxfield became the Associate Commissioner for the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics in 2019. She leads the strategic direction of production, development, and research for 13 programs focused on labor force statistics and time use in the United States. Her programs produce thousands of statistics for the nation and for geographic areas on employment and wages by industry and occupation, job openings and labor turnover, work experience over time, employment projections, time use, labor force status for demographic groups, and other topics. Her office produces close to 100 news releases each year, including the monthly Employment Situation, commonly called the Jobs Report. Her office also produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Bureau’s most popular publication. Ms. Maxfield directs several projects on the future of work, including new statistics on working from home, measuring digital platform work, and worker mobility.
From 2015 to 2019, she was the Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Current Employment Analysis. Ms. Maxfield began her career at BLS in 1999 and worked for many years on the Current Employment Statistics program. Ms. Maxfield received Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Business from Mount St. Mary’s University and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Last Modified Date: July 12, 2023