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Nonprofits account for 11.4 million jobs, 10.3 percent of all private sector employment 


October 21, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics developed research data on employment, wages and establishment figures for nonprofit institutions. These figures provide an insight into this important segment of the U.S. economy. The following animated map, made from these data, shows nonprofit employment as a percentage of total state employment from 2007 to 2012. Full Text »
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Female self-employment in the United States: an update to 2012  
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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries commemorates 20 years of occupational safety and health data

The BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recently marked its 20th year of collecting and publishing data on fatal injuries in the workplace. This issue of Beyond the Numbers highlights some interesting facts and data from the first 20 years of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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  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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