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Employment growth in large metropolitan areas, June 2014 

July 31, 2014
From June 2013 to June 2014, nonfarm employment rose in all of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (3.7 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (3.6 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (3.6 percent). Full Text »
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Test your knowledge

  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.


  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.


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