July 02, 2015
In 2014, employed people worked an average of 7.8 hours on the days they worked. More hours were worked, on average, on weekdays than on weekend days. On the days they worked, employed men worked 52 minutes more than employed women.read full article »
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July 01, 2015
In March 2013, part-time private industry workers were less likely than full-time workers to have access to employer-provided benefits, such as retirement plans, health insurance, and paid sick leave.
June 30, 2015
Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.8 percent annual rate in 2014. This 2014 gain reflected a 3.1-percent increase in output and a 2.3-percent increase in the combined inputs of capital and labor.
June 29, 2015
On an average day in 2014, nearly everyone age 15 and over (96 percent) engaged in some sort of leisure activity such as watching TV, socializing, or exercising. Among those who engaged in leisure activities, men spent more time in these activities (6.0 hours) than did women (5.2 hours).
June 26, 2015
Private industry employment increased over the year in all 10 of the largest U.S. counties in December 2014. Government employment increased in 9 out of the 10 largest counties. Miami-Dade County, Florida, had the only decrease (-1.2 percent). Average weekly wages for private industry and government increased in each of the 10 largest counties from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter of 2014.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.