Keith Hall is the Commissioner of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor. As Commissioner, he oversees the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is the principal fact-finding agency in the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and
statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.
Dr. Hall also served as chief economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers for two years where he analyzed a broad range of fiscal, regulatory and macroeconomic policies and directed a team that monitored the state of the economy and developed economic forecasts. Prior to that, he was Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce where he provided technical advice regarding the scope, emphasis, and state of the economic and statistical activities of the Bureau of Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and STAT-USA. Dr. Hall also spent ten years at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He taught full time on the faculties of the University of Arkansas and University of Missouri.
Dr. Hall received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Purdue University. Dr. Hall and his wife Karen have four grandchildren.