Good data are essential for understanding the ongoing changes in advanced economy labor markets and their implications for workers. Globalization and international migration, changing population demographics, the adoption of new technologies in the workplace, and the growth of nontraditional work arrangements, among other developments, may have significant labor market consequences; but available measures of these developments and their impacts too often are imperfect and incomplete. The Program is focused on improving the measurement of labor market activity. It highlights work that develops or uses new or novel data — including data from surveys, administrative records, linked data sets, and proprietary sources — to produce better measurements and fill data gaps, providing new insights about workers and their labor market outcomes.
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