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State of Massachusetts Labor Market Economist II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Labor Market Economist works under the direct supervision of the Quarterly Census of Employment & Wage Program (QCEW) Unit Supervisor on the BLS QCEW program. Responsibilities include determining the correct industry code for all newly subject UI employers; reviewing, analyzing, and correcting quarterly employment and wage data by industry and area as reported by all UI covered employers; collecting multi work site employment and wage data from employers in addition to any address changes. The Analyst will determine the accuracy and consistency of all data entered in the BLS WIN system using knowledge of economics, industry trends, federally required industry coding, and state UI laws. Analyst will review and correct all identified edits at the micro level using BLS QCEW guidelines. Detailed Duties: 1. Analyze and review UI covered employer quarterly employment and wage reports from multi-location employers and check for compliance withUI submissions. 2. Per schedule from Supervisor, verify all industry codes provided by all new employers registering for UI using federal guidelines. 3. Follow-up with employers all questionable reported data including non-response employers. 4. Maintain and update all single work site employment and wage data including address changes. 5. Review all edit and query listings for correctness. 6. Using knowledge of federally required NAICS industry coding system to ensure that the annual refiling survey forms are correctly completed and entered into the BLS WIN system. 7. Enter and maintain all business transfer information in the BLS WIN system. SALARY PLACEMENT IS DETERMINED BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION’S RECRUITING GUIDELINES. IN THE CASE OF A PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL BE UTILIZED FOR PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in economics, economic research, statistics or statistical research, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in economics, statistics or mathematics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in economics, statistics or mathematics may be substituted for the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in economics, statistics or mathematics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: None * An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Economics* *Organization: Department of Workforce Development *Title: *Labor Market Economist II Location: Massachusetts-Boston-19 Staniford Street Requisition ID: 2100035P

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