A data chart image of Utah has largest over-the-year percent gain in employment, April 2015

Utah has largest over-the-year percent gain in employment, April 2015

May 29, 2015

From April 2014 to April 2015, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest percentage increases occurred in Utah (4.0 percent), Florida (3.6 percent), and Washington (3.6 percent).

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May 28, 2015

A data chart image of Foreign born represented 16.5 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2014, up from 14.8 percent in 2005

Foreign born represented 16.5 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2014, up from 14.8 percent in 2005

Foreign-born workers represented 16.5 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2014, up from 14.8 percent in 2005. Foreign-born men accounted for 9.6 percent of the labor force, compared with 8.9 percent in 2005. Foreign-born women represented 6.9 percent of the labor force, up from 5.9 percent in 2005.

May 27, 2015

A data chart image of Real earnings increased from April 2014 to April 2015

Real earnings increased from April 2014 to April 2015

From April 2014 to April 2015, real average hourly earnings increased by 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted. Real weekly earnings also increased by 2.3 percent over the past year, while the average workweek was unchanged.

May 26, 2015

A data chart image of Consumer Price Index down 0.2 percent from April 2014 to April 2015

Consumer Price Index down 0.2 percent from April 2014 to April 2015

From April 2014 to April 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.2 percent. This represents a slightly larger decrease than the 0.1-percent decline for the 12 months ending in March. The decline was driven by the energy index, which fell 19.4 percent over the last 12 months. All the major energy components declined except electricity.

May 22, 2015

A data chart image of Employment of veterans by occupation, 2014

Employment of veterans by occupation, 2014

Among employed veterans age 18 or older, the most common occupations for men are professional and related; management, business, and financial operations; and service occupations. These three groups accounted for nearly 50 percent of all employed men who previously served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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