Molly Garber

Publishing Services Branch Chief


Molly is the Deputy Director for Outlook Communications in the Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED) at ERS. She plans and coordinates the communication strategy for the ERS outlook program; additionally, she reviews and clears outlook-related articles and reports. Molly also serves as economics editor for materials the division places on the ERS website in briefing rooms and data products.


Molly joined ERS in December 2009 after working as an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where she supervised the production of monthly payroll employment estimates for States and metropolitan areas as part of the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey.


Molly received her M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and her B.A. in economics, French, and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999.

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Selected Publications:

Garber, Molly, Linda Unger, James White, and Linda Wohlford. "Hurricane Katrina: The Effects on Industry Employment and Wages," Monthly Labor Review, August 2006.

Barth, Molly E. "Recent Changes in the State and Metropolitan Area CES Survey," Monthly Labor Review, June 2003.

Barth, Molly E. "Revisions to the Current Employment Statistics State and Area Estimates Effective January 2003," Employment & Earnings, March 2003.

Barth, Molly E. "Revisions in State Establishment-based Employment Estimates Effective January 2001," Employment & Earnings, May 2001.

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

Dahlin, Brian and Molly Garber. "Historical Reconstruction of Employment Time Series for Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the CES State and Area Program," Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 7-11, 2005.

Garber, Molly E. "Reconstruction of State and Area Series Under NAICS," Network of Border Economics (NOBE/REF) Border Economic Indicators Methodology Workshop, El Paso, Texas, August 6, 2004.

Barth, Molly E. "Reconstruction of State and Area Series Under NAICS," Western Economic Association International annual conference, Seattle, Washington, June 2002.

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