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Employment and earnings of geoscientists

July 25, 2016

In May 2015, the United States had about 32,000 people employed as geoscientists (not including hydrologists and geographers). On average, the mean annual wages of geoscientists were close to $106,000. Over 6,000 geoscientists were employed in the Houston, Texas, area; their average annual wages were nearly $158,000.

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July 22, 2016

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What happened to ethanol producer prices after passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard?

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July 21, 2016

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Median weekly earnings increase 2.9 percent for full-time workers

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 111.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $824 (not seasonally adjusted) in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 2.9 percent from a year earlier ($801).

July 20, 2016

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Real average weekly earnings up 1.2 percent over year ending June 2016

Real (adjusted for inflation) average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.5 percent from June 2015 to June 2016, while real average weekly earnings increased 1.2 percent over the same period. Over the past 5 years, the average 12-month change in real average hourly earnings was 0.6 percent and the average 12-month change in real average weekly earnings was 0.7 percent.

July 19, 2016

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CPI rose 1.0 percent over the year ending June 2016

For the 12 months ending June 2016, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.0 percent, lower than the average 12-month percent change over the past decade of 1.7 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent from June 2015 to June 2016, exceeding its 10-year average of 1.9 percent.

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