April 22, 2014
In March 2013, among all civilian workers, 72 percent had access to employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, and virtually all of those workers could extend those benefits to their spouses; this compares with 32 percent of workers who had access to healthcare benefits that could be extended to unmarried same-sex partners, and 26 percent who had access that could be extended to unmarried opposite-sex partners. Full Text »
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The BLS National Compensation Survey (NCS) publishes data annually on the availability of employee benefits, such as health care and retirement plans, and has expanded the scope of the survey to capture data on the availability of health care benefits and defined-benefit pension survivor benefits for unmarried opposite-sex and same-sex partners. This issue of Beyond the Numbers looks at the frequency with which health and defined-benefit plans are extended to unmarried domestic partners.
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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.
Young adult employment varies by education.
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.
Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.
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