Economists at the Census Bureau conduct independent economic research using the high quality and detailed business and household microdata collected by the agency. Many of our papers published in professional journals and presented at various conferences feature analyses using internal files that are unavailable to researchers outside the Census Bureau.
Relevant research topics include:
In order to qualify for a federal economist position, you must have a degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus; or a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in economics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
We will follow the guidance issued by the American Economic Association regarding recruiting. If you are interested in meeting with us, please see the Census Bureau listing in Job Openings for Economists.
Positions are subject to budgetary approval; the Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.