September 27, 2016
Generally, older workers have longer tenure with their current employer than younger workers. In January 2016, 28 percent of workers age 55 and over had 20 or more years of tenure with their current employers. Younger workers were more likely than older workers to be short-tenured employees. Among workers 16 to 19 years-old, 74 percent had tenure of 12 months or less with their current employer, compared with 10 percent of workers ages 55 to 64.read full article »
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September 26, 2016
Multifactor productivity grew at a 12.8 percent annual rate in the computer and peripheral manufacturing industry from 1987 to 2014. This was the highest growth among the six computer and electronics manufacturing industries that are measured. Multifactor productivity in semiconductors and electronic components manufacturing increased at a 9.6 percent annual rate.
September 23, 2016
In August 2016, South Dakota and New Hampshire had the lowest unemployment rates, 2.9 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively. Alaska had the highest unemployment rate in August, 6.8 percent.
September 22, 2016
Between August 2015 and August 2016, 35 states had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment. Oregon and Idaho nonfarm employment gains of 3.3 percent, the largest in the country. Florida followed closely behind these two states with employment gains of 3.2 percent.
September 21, 2016
In August 2016, real or inflation-adjusted average hourly earnings for all private sector employees decreased $0.01 from the previous month.
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