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Employment increased in 280 metropolitan areas over the 12 months ending in December 2015 


February 05, 2016
From December 2014 to December 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 280 metropolitan areas, decreased in 94 areas, and was unchanged in 13 areas. Full Text »
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Expenditures on cellular phone services have increased significantly since 2007

In 2007, U.S. consumers spent more on cellular phone service than they did on residential landline phone services for the first time. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) show that expenditures on cellular phone services continue to rise rapidly.
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  1. In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.

    • 72 percent
    • 70 percent
    • 68 percent
    • 66 percent

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