Produce and disseminate objective economic and demographic information.
- Provide timely economic and demographic statistics and analysis.
- Maximize the accuracy of information produced.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Provide satisfactory Labor Market Information services.|
|A1: Core Service - Provide timely economic and demographic statistics and analysis.|
Target #1: Meet or exceed all Bureau of Labor Statistics program deliverable deadlines.
Analysis of results and challenges: All Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) program deliverables were met once again in federal fiscal year 2020. Federal deliverables include six different federal-state cooperative statistical programs (Current Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, and Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses) and a large number of final and intermediate deadlines and deliverables.
Target #2: Submit all state required reports on time.
Analysis of results and challenges: All statutorily-required reports were been completed on time again in 2020.
|A2: Core Service - Maximize the accuracy of information produced.|
Target #1: Meet or exceed an 85 percent response rate on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Annual Refiling Survey.
Analysis of results and challenges: Although Alaska met its deliverable with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to achieve at least a 75 percent response rate, we did not meet our internal deliverable of 85 percent in 2020 due to the survey being ended early because of COVID-19 disruptions.
The Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) mechanism for maintaining current information in its sampling frame. Every year, state Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) offices mail ARS forms to approximately one-third of the Unemployment Insurance account holders in their states. These BLS-designed forms ask respondents to verify the business name, mailing address, physical location address, borough/census area, and economic activity for the location(s) in that state. Alaska regularly exceeds the BLS target response rate of 75 percent.
Current as of November 30, 2020