October 22, 2014
From September 2013 to September 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Alaska had the only over-the-year decrease in employment (-0.2 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+5.1 percent), followed by Texas (+3.7 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent). Full Text »
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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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- No. 14-157 (Newly Released: Mortality Variables for the NLS Original Cohorts) (PDF)
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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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