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December 4, 1997 Lawrence J. Haas
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OMB Issues Schedule of Release Dates For 1998

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today issued the attached schedule of release dates for principal Federal economic indicators for 1998.

Principal Federal economic indicators -- the major statistical series that describe the current condition of the economy -- are compiled, released, and periodically evaluated in accordance with procedures established in OMB Statistical Policy Directive No. 3. As the procedures require, each agency issuing principal economic indicators has provided OMB with its schedule of releases for the upcoming calendar year. If special, unforeseen circumstances make it necessary to change any scheduled release date after this consolidated Schedule is issued, the agency must announce and explain the change as soon as it is known.

In accordance with Directive No. 3, each release of a principal economic indicator will contain an announcement of the date and time of the next release. The last release in the calendar year will contain a schedule for the next calendar year.

Each issuing agency has an office that can provide the release schedule for its indicators. The telephone numbers for those offices are:

Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
(202) 720-7115
National Agricultural Statistics Service
(202) 720-7017
World Agricultural Outlook Board
(202) 720-5447

Department of Commerce

Bureau of the Census
(202) 482-2235
Bureau of Economic Analysis
(202) 606-9900

Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics
(202) 606-5902
Department of Housing and (202) 755-7500 (Extension 153)
Urban Development

Department of the Treasury

Financial Management Service
(202) 874-9890

Federal Reserve Board

(202) 452-3206 or 3204