International Technical Cooperation

Overview of BLS 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. Each year, the BLS conducts several one-week seminars at its training facilities in Washington, D.C. In addition to the annual international seminars, the Division of International Technical Cooperation arranges meetings at the BLS for many international visitors each year.

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.

In addition to the scheduled seminars, customized seminars in economic and labor statistics may be arranged. Customized programs may be scheduled between seminars, for participants attending more than one program, or at any other time of the year, subject to the availability of BLS experts.

The language of instruction is English and a reading knowledge of English is desirable. Participants who are not proficient in English must arrange for and finance simultaneous interpretation.

In addition to its Washington-based training, BLS may conduct seminars overseas on 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.

For additional information about any of the BLS international seminars or training programs, please contact:


Division of International Technical Cooperation
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Room 2190
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20212-0001

Telephone: (202) 691-5666

Fax: (202) 691-7900

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Last modified: February 25, 2014

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