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Employment increased in 49 of 51 large metro areas for the year ending August 2015 

October 02, 2015
From August 2014 to August 2015, employment increased in 49 of the 51 large U.S. metropolitan areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (5.5 percent). Full Text »
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Access to specific provisions of employer-provided benefits: new estimates

This Beyond the Numbers article describes the prevalence with which people working for private employers in the United States are given the opportunity to enroll in health and retirement plans with various provisions—the extent to which they have access to those provisions.
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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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