April 01, 2015
Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in February (2.7 percent), followed by North Dakota (2.9 percent). From February 2014 to February 2015, 42 states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines, the largest of which occurred in Kentucky and Rhode Island (-2.1 percentage points each).read full article »
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March 31, 2015
From February 2014 to February 2015, nonfarm employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant changes in employment. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+476,400), followed by Texas (+357,300) and Florida (+266,600).
March 30, 2015
From September 2013 to September 2014, the 339 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more jobs had a net job growth of 2 million. This accounted for 74 percent of the increase in U.S. employment. Among the largest counties, 328 had over-the-year increases in average weekly wages.
March 27, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2014 to February 2015. This increase, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
March 26, 2015
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged over the 12 months ending in February 2015. Food prices rose 3.0 percent over the past year, while energy prices fell 18.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent.
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