February 09, 2016
Wage and salary workers in the construction industry had an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in January 2016. This was 3.2 percentage points higher than the rate for all private nonagricultural wage and salary workers (5.3 percent). The unemployment rate for construction has decreased by 16.2 percentage points since January 2010.read full article »
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February 08, 2016
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in private educational services, transportation and warehousing, and mining.
February 05, 2016
From December 2014 to December 2015, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 280 metropolitan areas, decreased in 94 areas, and was unchanged in 13 areas.
February 04, 2016
Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2015. Wages and salaries increased 2.1 percent for the current 12-month period and benefit costs increased 1.7 percent. Wages and salaries make up about 70 percent of compensation costs while benefits make up the remaining 30 percent.
February 03, 2016
From the beginning of 2005 to the end of 2015, the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers rose 24 percent. Over that same period, food prices rose about 32 percent. Consumer prices for eggs, beef and veal, butter and margarine, and bread rose more rapidly than overall food prices. Price rose more slowly for breakfast cereal, milk, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables.
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