A data chart image of Employment growth in large metropolitan areas, June 2014

Employment growth in large metropolitan areas, June 2014

July 31, 2014

From June 2013 to June 2014, nonfarm employment rose in all of the 38 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2013. The largest over-the-year percentage increases occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (3.7 percent), followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (3.6 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (3.6 percent).

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July 30, 2014

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Paid vacation benefits available to 77 percent of private-industry workers, March 2014

Access to paid vacations varied significantly by occupation. Paid vacation benefits were available to 55 percent of private-industry workers in service occupations in March 2014.  In contrast, over 90 percent of private-industry workers in production occupations, installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, and management, business, and financial occupations received paid vacations.

July 29, 2014

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Larger establishments more likely than smaller establishments to offer medical care benefits

Employer-provided medical care benefits were available to 69 percent of private-industry workers in the United States in March 2014. Availability of medical care benefits varied by establishment size; 53 percent of workers in establishments with fewer than 50 employees were offered medical care benefits, compared with 89 percent of workers in establishments with 500 employees or more.

July 28, 2014

A data chart image of Largest industries by state, 1990–2013

Largest industries by state, 1990–2013

In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

July 25, 2014

A data chart image of Weekly earnings by educational attainment in the second quarter of 2014

Weekly earnings by educational attainment in the second quarter of 2014

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 106.6 million full-time wage and salary workers were $780 in the second quarter of 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). This was essentially unchanged from a year earlier, compared with a gain of 2.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers over the same period. Full-time workers age 25 and older earned a median of $831 per week in the second quarter of 2014, with large differences in earnings among educational attainment categories.

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