December 08, 2016
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire, had the lowest unemployment rate in October, 2.6 percent. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, had the highest rate among the large metro areas, 6.1 percent.read full article »
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December 07, 2016
From October 2015 to October 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased 6.7 percent in Cleveland, Tennessee, the largest metropolitan area percentage employment gain nationwide. Over-the-year employment in Madera, California, grew 6.0 percent, the next-largest increase.
December 06, 2016
In November 2016, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent, a drop of 0.3 percentage point from the previous month. The number of people who were unemployed decreased to 7.4 million in November, a decline of 387,000 over the month. Both measures changed little between August 2015 and October 2016.
December 05, 2016
Over the year ended November 2016, the health care industry added 407,000 jobs. Employment in ambulatory health care services (+254,000) and in hospitals (+133,000) both increased over the year.
December 02, 2016
From October 2006 to October 2016, prices for alcoholic beverages have gone up 21 percent, compared with 12 percent for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials. Much of the increase in prices of alcoholic beverages can be attributed to a 32 percent increase in prices for alcoholic beverages consumed away from home.
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Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
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Self-employment in the United States
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