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Highest fatal injury rate (22.2 per 100,000) in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2013 

September 15, 2014
The overall fatal work injury rate for U.S. workers in 2013 was 3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry recorded the highest fatal injury rate of any industry, at 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 FTE workers. Full Text »
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This Beyond the Numbers article examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child. We compare two cohorts from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1997 and 1979) to see how labor force participation of new moms and dads has changed over the course of 4 decades, and we analyze how different variables influence the labor market experience of young parents.
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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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