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State of Massachusetts Economist III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Current Employment StatisticsEconomistIII(BLS CES) Are you passionate about using data to understand the complex currents of the Massachusetts economy and labor force? The Department of Economic Research(DER)is seeking a talented and motivated Economist to join its dynamic and growing teamas part ofthe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)Current Employment Statistics(CES) program. This is a unique opportunity to play a vital role inanalyzingcritical economic data, informing sound policy decisions, and shaping the future of the Commonwealth. In this role, you will: * Analyze and interpret complex economic data to provide deep insights into employment trends, industry outlooks, and labor market dynamics within Massachusetts. * Develop and implement innovative methods for data collection and analysis, ensuring the department remains at the forefront of economic research. * Collaborate with policymakers and stakeholders to translate economic data into clear and actionable intelligence. * Conduct research and write reports on key economic indicators, emerging trends, and the potential impact of various policy initiatives. * Contribute to the continuous improvement of the CES program to maximize its effectiveness in informing economic policy and workforce development strategies. You will thrive in this role if you possess: * Strong analytical skills and experience in data analysis usingExcel andstatistical software,especiallyR. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex economic concepts into clear and concise language for both technical and non-technical audiences. * A demonstrated passion for economic research and its application to inform sound policy decisions. * The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. * Strong attention to detail is crucial to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data. The Department offers: * The opportunity to play a leading role in understanding the Massachusetts economy. * A dynamic and collaborative work environment with the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. * A competitive salary and benefits package. Join the Department of Economic Research and be part of a team dedicated to providing critical insights for a thriving Massachusettseconomy! First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field of economics, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in economics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in economics may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with major other than in economics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: None. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Economics* *Organization: Department of Workforce Development *Title: *Economist III Location: Massachusetts-Cambridge-100 Cambridge Place Requisition ID: 240005MZ