July 31, 2015
In the fourth quarter of 2014, firms with 49 or fewer employees accounted for 22 percent of total net job growth. Firms with 50 to 249 employees accounted for 15 percent of net job growth. Firms with 250 or more employees accounted for 63 percent of net job growth.read full article »
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July 30, 2015
The number of working poor was 10.5 million in 2013, and the working-poor rate was 7.0 percent. Women were more likely than men to be among the working poor, and Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Whites and Asians to be in that group.
July 29, 2015
The software industry produces and distributes computer software. Some metropolitan areas have a higher concentration of employment in this industry than other areas. We measure this concentration with the location quotient. A location quotient greater than one means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average. In December 2014, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, had the highest concentration of employment in the software publisher industry.
July 28, 2015
Retirement benefits were available to 66 percent of private industry workers in the United States in March 2015. Access to benefits differed among some occupational groups. Among workers in management, professional, and related occupations in private industry, 80 percent had access to retirement benefits—compared with 39 percent in service occupations.
July 27, 2015
Over the June 2014–June 2015 period, 24 states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines. The largest declines occurred in Rhode Island (−1.8 percentage points), followed by Michigan (−1.6 percentage points) and Oregon (−1.5 percentage points).
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.