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Assistant Secretary for Policy, Research & Strategy Jackie Keener

Jackie Keener, N.C. Assistant Secretary for Policy, Research & StrategyJackie Keener is the Assistant Secretary of Policy, Research & Strategy for the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Labor & Economic Analysis Division. She received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Kent State. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the Labor Market Information (LMI) community, including positions at the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the State of Maryland, and here in North Carolina.

Jackie also served on the federal Department of Labor technical assistance team sent to Mexico to assist with revamping Mexico’s occupational classification system.

Jackie's current responsibilities include management of the four BLS federal/state cooperative statistical programs, economic impact analysis, program performance, policy analysis, management information systems and provision of data and information used for both economic and workforce development.

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