January 30, 2015
From December 2013 to December 2014, thirty states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines; the largest were in Illinois (-2.7 percentage points) and Rhode Island (-2.5 points). The only statistically significant increase occurred in Louisiana (+1.3 percentage points). The remaining 19 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were little different from a year earlier.read full article »
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January 29, 2015
Indiana had the highest share of nonfarm employment in durable goods manufacturing, 12.4 percent, in December 2014. Durable goods include cars, appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, and other items that typically last at least 3 years.
January 28, 2015
In 2014, public-sector workers had a union membership rate of 35.7 percent. That was more than five times the rate for private-sector workers, 6.6 percent. Ten years earlier, the union membership rate for public-sector workers was 36.4 percent, and the rate for private-sector workers was 7.9 percent.
January 27, 2015
In 2014, the professional and business services industry gained 732,000 jobs, an average monthly increase of 61,000 jobs. The gain was the largest among all major industries and represented 25 percent of total nonfarm employment growth.
January 26, 2015
In 2014, 54 percent of state and local government workers and 36 percent of private industry workers had access to dependent care reimbursement accounts. Only 13 percent of state and local government workers and 10 percent of private industry workers had access to workplace-funded childcare.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.