A data chart image of Out of 339 largest counties, wages up in 323 and employment up in 281, March 2013 to March 2014

Out of 339 largest counties, wages up in 323 and employment up in 281, March 2013 to March 2014

October 20, 2014

From March 2013 to March 2014, average weekly wages increased in 323 out of 339 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more employees. Employment increased in 281 of those counties. The 339 counties accounted for 78.3 percent of total U.S. wages and 72.0 percent of total employment.

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October 17, 2014

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Trends in employment-based health insurance coverage

Employee access to employer-provided health insurance declined from 1991 to 2000, chiefly because of relatively low rates of access among part-time workers. From 2003 to 2012, access declined further and participation dropped substantially, as nonunion, part-time and low-wage workers, as well as people employed at small establishments, had a lower incidence of employer-provided health insurance than other workers.

October 16, 2014

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Producer prices by production flow, September 2014

Producer Price Indexes (PPI) measure the average change over time in prices U.S. producers received for goods, services, and construction. This edition of TED focuses on measures of intermediate demand. The index for Stage 4 intermediate demand measures price changes for products purchased by industries that primarily produce output sold to final demand. This index was unchanged for the second straight month in September.

October 15, 2014

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Personal consumption expenditure-related employment during the recession and projections to 2022

More U.S. jobs directly or indirectly relate to consumer spending than to all other sectors of the economy combined. In 2007, which was the business cycle peak prior to the latest economic downturn, 85.1 million nonagricultural wage and salary jobs related to consumer spending; these jobs were 61.5 percent of total nonagricultural wage and salary employment in the United States.

October 14, 2014

A data chart image of U.S. import and export prices decline over the year ending in September 2014

U.S. import and export prices decline over the year ending in September 2014

The price index for imports fell 0.9 percent for the year ended in September, the largest 12-month decrease since the index fell 1.1 percent in February 2014.

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