January 28, 2015
In 2014, public-sector workers had a union membership rate of 35.7 percent. That was more than five times the rate for private-sector workers, 6.6 percent. Ten years earlier, the union membership rate for public-sector workers was 36.4 percent, and the rate for private-sector workers was 7.9 percent.read full article »
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January 27, 2015
In 2014, the professional and business services industry gained 732,000 jobs, an average monthly increase of 61,000 jobs. The gain was the largest among all major industries and represented 25 percent of total nonfarm employment growth.
January 26, 2015
In 2014, 54 percent of state and local government workers and 36 percent of private industry workers had access to dependent care reimbursement accounts. Only 13 percent of state and local government workers and 10 percent of private industry workers had access to workplace-funded childcare.
January 23, 2015
Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.
January 22, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2013 to December 2014. This increase, combined with a 0.9-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 1.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.