A data chart image of Muncie, Midland, and Elkhart-Goshen have largest 12-month percentage increases in employment

Muncie, Midland, and Elkhart-Goshen have largest 12-month percentage increases in employment

October 30, 2014

Nonfarm payroll employment increased from September 2013 to September 2014 in 314 of the 372 metropolitan areas, decreased in 53 areas, and was unchanged in 5 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in Muncie, Indiana (+8.9 percent), followed by Midland, Texas (+6.4 percent), and Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (+5.4 percent).

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October 29, 2014

A data chart image of Health care and social assistance had highest nonprofit employment in 2012

Health care and social assistance had highest nonprofit employment in 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics developed research data on employment, wages, and establishment figures for nonprofit institutions. Among the private industries for which nonprofit data are available for 2012, health care and social assistance had the highest annual average employment (7.7 million) and the highest average number of establishments (127,000). Annual wages were the highest among those working in the finance and insurance industry ($77,144).

October 28, 2014

A data chart image of Median weekly earnings, 2004–2014

Median weekly earnings, 2004–2014

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 106.9 million full-time wage and salary workers were $797 (seasonally adjusted) in the third quarter of 2014. Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $722, or 82 percent of the $880 median for men.

October 27, 2014

A data chart image of Real hourly earnings up 3.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real hourly earnings up 3.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased by 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from September 2013 to September 2014. The 12-month change in real hourly earnings varied by industry, ranging from -0.9 percent in education and health services to 3.2 percent in information.

October 24, 2014

A data chart image of Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ended September 2014

Consumer prices up 1.7 percent over the year ended September 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from September 2013 to September 2014, the same increase as for the 12 months ended in August 2014. The food index rose 3.0 percent over that 12-month period, while the energy index declined 0.6 percent. The shelter index has been gradually increasing, reaching 3.0 percent for the first time since January 2008.

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