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International Technical Cooperation


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is one of the largest labor statistics organizations in the world and has provided international training since 1945. BLS conducts seminars at its training facilities in Washington, D.C. for groups of three or more, upon request. The seminars bring together statisticians, economists, analysts, and other data users from countries all over the world. Each seminar is designed to strengthen the participants' ability to collect and analyze economic and labor statistics. Each seminar includes lectures, discussions, and workshops.

BLS may also conduct seminars overseas upon request. Such seminars can be held either for a single country or for several countries in the same region. BLS also makes available technical experts to serve overseas, at the request of individual governments or international organizations.

In addition to international training seminars, the Division of International Technical Cooperation (ITC) arranges meetings for international visitors with BLS subject matter experts.

Seminars and meetings are conducted in English and a reading knowledge of English is desirable. Participants who are not proficient in English must arrange for and finance simultaneous interpretation. Seminars and meetings may also be held virtually. For additional information about this option or about BLS international training seminars, consultations, or meetings, more generally, please contact ITC.


Last Modified Date: June 14, 2022