Keith Bailey is the Assistant Center Chief for Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Research, Center for Economic Studies with the U.S. Census Bureau.
Previously, Mr. Bailey worked as Director of the Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA) within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. He began his professional career with CWIA in the early 1990’s where his work focused on Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employer surveys. He led a team that defined the commonwealth’s industry clusters as well as cluster data tools still in use by local workforce development boards. Keith also served as the inaugural Pennsylvania New Hire Program coordinator following the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
In 2006, Mr. Bailey stepped away from public service to fill the newly-created position of Director of Research at the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, the statewide advocate for the commonwealth’s 14 community colleges. In this role, Keith conducted various internal research projects to enhance the visibility and promote the effectiveness of the community colleges as an integral and committed partner in workforce development.
Mr. Bailey returned to public service in June 2015 as CWIA’s Director. In this role, Keith advocates for the advancement in scope and utility of workforce and economic information.
Mr. Bailey’s professional affiliations include the American Society for Public Administration, the Steel Valley Authority’s Central PA Advisory Board, the PA Department of Education’s Institutional Research Board, the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ LED Steering Committee, and the LMI Institute Board of Directors.
Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in quantitative business analysis from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.