A data chart image of Professional and business services accounted for 25 percent of job gains in 2014

Professional and business services accounted for 25 percent of job gains in 2014

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.

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January 26, 2015

A data chart image of Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

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

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Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014

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

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings rise 1.0 percent in 2014; real weekly earnings up 1.9 percent

Real average hourly earnings rise 1.0 percent in 2014; real weekly earnings up 1.9 percent

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.

January 21, 2015

A data chart image of Gasoline index continues to fall sharply, down 21 percent in 2014

Gasoline index continues to fall sharply, down 21 percent in 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent from December 2013 to December 2014. The energy index declined 10.6 percent over the year, led by sharp declines in the indexes for gasoline and fuel oil.

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