July 30, 2014
Access to paid vacations varied significantly by occupation. Paid vacation benefits were available to 55 percent of private-industry workers in service occupations in March 2014. In contrast, over 90 percent of private-industry workers in production occupations, installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, and management, business, and financial occupations received paid vacations. Full Text »
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The leisure and hospitality industry gained more than 1.6 million jobs during the recent employment recovery, accounting for almost 1 out of every 5 nonfarm jobs added. Other industries had similar or larger job gains, but the leisure and hospitality industry is interesting because so many of the jobs were created in very few component industries. This article examines recent trends in the leisure and hospitality industry and analyzes the concentrated distribution of job gains.
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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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