October 28, 2016
Living in an urban or a rural setting may influence where we work, how much we earn, and how we choose to spend on housing, transportation, food, clothing, and entertainment. In 2015, urban households on average spent $57,059 on a pre-tax income of $71,578. That compares with spending of $45,031 and income of $49,841 for rural households. Seventy-nine percent of rural households owned homes, compared with 61 percent of urban households.read full article »
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October 27, 2016
From March 2015 to March 2016, employment in commercial banking increased by 2.3 percent, while employment in savings institutions decreased by 16.6 percent. Employment at credit unions increased by 3.6 percent.
October 26, 2016
New Hampshire and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates in September 2016, 2.9 percent each. The unemployment rate for New Hampshire was 0.7 percentage point higher than its historical low set in March 1988 (2.2 percent). The rate for South Dakota was 0.5 percentage point higher than its historical low set in July 2000 (2.4 percent). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, 6.9 percent.
October 25, 2016
Manufacturing employment decreased by 26,800 in Texas over the year ended September 2016. Following Texas, California (−18,000), Illinois (−11,500), and Oklahoma (−9,300) had the largest declines in employment in the industry. In contrast, Florida (+11,800), Michigan (+8,100), and Tennessee (+7,500) added the most manufacturing jobs over the year.
October 24, 2016
Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $827 in the third quarter of 2016. Among the major race and ethnicity groups, median weekly earnings were lower for Hispanics ($632) and Blacks ($685) than they were for Whites ($854) and Asians ($1,010).
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