Mr. Amar Mann is the Regional Economist and a Branch Chief for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) regional office in San Francisco. Since 2007, he has overseen the Economic Analysis and Information division, where he helps to market and disseminate BLS data through reports, articles, and the BLS website. Mr. Mann holds a B.A. degree in economics (Yale University) and a M.A. degree in energy and resources (University of California, Berkeley). He has also served as a frequent media spokesperson on labor and economic data, and recently published a report on high-tech employment in the Silicon Valley after the dot-com bubble. Prior to joining BLS, he worked on energy demand forecasting models for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.