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Stats + Stories: How the Bureau of Labor Statistics Gets its Data

Wendy Martinez has been serving as the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for six years.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Understanding the realities of the workforce is important for workers, employers, scholars, and pretty much everyone else living in a particular economy. The United States Department of Labor monitors workforce issues at the national level, and the data managed and analyzed by its Bureau of Labor Statistics helps it do so. That’s the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in this studio by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is Wendy Martinez, incoming President of the American Statistical Association. She’s also the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.      

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