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Large metropolitan area unemployment rates, March 2015 


May 06, 2015
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, had the lowest unemployment rates in March 2015, at 3.3 percent each. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest jobless rate among the large areas, 7.2 percent. Full Text »
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A look at today’s pension equity plans

Among the changes in pension plans tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since the late 1970s are different formulas for calculating benefits. One of those formula types is the pension equity plan, or PEP. These plans were first identified by BLS private industry surveys conducted in the late 1990s; today, they make up a small share of all pension plans. This issue of Beyond the Numbers examines the concept behind pension equity plans and looks at some unique features of these plans.
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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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