December 02, 2016
From October 2006 to October 2016, prices for alcoholic beverages have gone up 21 percent, compared with 12 percent for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. Much of the increase in prices of alcoholic beverages can be attributed to a 32 percent increase in prices for alcoholic beverages consumed away from home.read full article »
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December 01, 2016
The fill rate is a ratio of the number of hires during the month to the number of job openings at the end of the month. In September 2016, the fill rate across all industries was 1.0, as 5.2 million people were hired during the month and there were 5.4 million job openings at the end of the month. Eight major industries had a fill rate greater than 1.0, one industry had a rate of 1.0, and five industries had a rate less than 1.0.
November 30, 2016
As the seasons change, many people shift from outdoor recreational activities to other forms of entertainment. Some enjoy going out to football games, movies, and theater performances; others enjoy curling up with a good book or watching movies at home. Prices for these forms of entertainment have all increased over the past several years, but at different rates.
November 29, 2016
In 2015, there were 1,153,490 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that required days away from work to recuperate, compared with 1,157,410 in 2014. The incidence rate was 104.0 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, down from 107.1 in 2014. The median days away from work to recuperate, a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses, was 8 days, down from 9 days in 2014.
November 28, 2016
In October 2016, 18 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 4.9 percent, 9 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates, and 23 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
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