August 27, 2014
In 2013, the multiple-jobholding rate (the percentage of individuals who hold more than one job) in individual states continued to vary considerably from the national average of 4.9 percent, a rate that has been unchanged since 2010. Twenty-three states had multiple-jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average, 8 states had significantly lower rates, and 19 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not significantly different from the U.S. average.read full article »
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August 26, 2014
Although not often associated with fatal workplace injuries, insects, arachnids, and mites were involved in 83 fatal occupational injuries from 2003 to 2010, an average of 10 per year. Bees were the most common insect involved, with 52 fatal occupational injuries. Eleven workers were killed in wasp-related incidents, including three incidents involving yellow jackets. In addition, seven fatal occupational injuries over that period were from spiders and four were from ants.
August 25, 2014
In July 2014, a total of 18 states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 6.2 percent, 8 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 24 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate among states (8.0 percent). North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate (2.8 percent).
August 22, 2014
From July 2013 to July 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in Alaska by 0.7 percent (a decline of 2,500).
August 21, 2014
In July 2014, real average hourly earnings for all employees were unchanged from June, seasonally adjusted. This result stems from unchanged average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.1-percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
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