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Department of Labor Nomination of Julius Shiskin To Be Commissioner of Labor Statistics.

September 26, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Julius Shiskin, of Maryland, for reappointment as Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor. Shiskin has held the position since 1973.

He was born October 13, 1912, in New York City. He received a B.S. and an M.A. from Rutgers University.

Shiskin was an instructor of economics and statistics at Rutgers University from 1934. to 1938, and a staff assistant at the National Bureau of Economics Research from 1938 to 1942. From 1942 to 1945, he was head economist for the Planning Division of the War Production Board.

From 1945 to 1969, Shiskin was Chief Economic Statistician and Assistant Director of the Bureau of the Census. From 1969 to 1973, he was Chief Statistician at the Office of Management and Budget and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Statistical Commission. Since 1973 he has been Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the Labor Department.

Shiskin has served as a consultant to the Council of Economic Advisers, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on economics and statistics.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Labor Nomination of Julius Shiskin To Be Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242388