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Median weekly earnings, 2004–2014

April 23, 2014

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 104.3 million full-time wage and salary workers were $791 (seasonally adjusted) in the first quarter of 2014. Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $716, or 82.6 percent of the $867 median for men. After adjusting for inflation in consumer prices, earnings of women have changed very little over the past decade, while earnings of men have drifted down slightly.

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April 22, 2014

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Employer-sponsored healthcare benefits for domestic partners

In March 2013, among all civilian workers, 72 percent had access to employer-sponsored healthcare benefits, and virtually all of those workers could extend those benefits to their spouses; this compares with 32 percent of workers who had access to healthcare benefits that could be extended to unmarried same-sex partners, and 26 percent who had access that could be extended to unmarried opposite-sex partners.

April 21, 2014

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Lowest unemployment rate in Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana, February 2014

Among the nation's metropolitan areas, Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana, had the lowest unemployment rate in February: 2.8 percent. Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest rates, 22.9 percent and 21.0 percent, respectively.

April 18, 2014

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Employment in large metropolitan areas, February 2014

From February 2013 to February 2014, nonfarm employment rose in 33 of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013, decreased in 4 areas, and was unchanged in Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas.

April 17, 2014

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Over-the-year percent change in real average hourly earnings, by industry, March 2014

Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.5 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014. Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees rose 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2013 to March 2014.

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