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Workers with disability insurance plans

March 04, 2015

In 1999, 36 percent of private industry workers had short-term disability insurance and 25 percent had long-term disability insurance. In 2014, 39 percent had short-term insurance and 33 percent had long-term insurance.

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March 03, 2015

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Real hourly earnings up 3.6 percent over the year in leisure and hospitality

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.4 percent from January 2014 to January 2015. The increase in hourly earnings, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek, led to a 3.0-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.

March 02, 2015

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Consumer Price Index down over the year ended January 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers declined 0.1 percent from January 2014 to January 2015. That was the first over-the-year decline since the 12-month period ending October 2009.

February 27, 2015

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Volunteering in 2014

About 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2013 and September 2014. That was 25.3 percent of the population 16 years and older. The main organization where volunteers worked was most often religious (33.3 percent of all volunteers). Many volunteers also worked at educational or youth service organizations (25.1 percent) and social or community service organizations (14.4 percent).

February 26, 2015

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Injuries and illness among state and local government bus drivers

An estimated 5,780 state and local government transit and intercity bus drivers suffered injuries on the job in 2013. These injuries required at least one day away from work. Transportation incidents were the most common event that lead to a workplace injury or illness among state and local bus drivers in 2011 and 2013.

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