November 24, 2015
From October 2014 to October 2015, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest percentage increases occurred in Idaho (+3.8 percent), Utah (+3.5 percent), and Nevada (+3.4 percent). North Dakota (−2.1 percent) and West Virginia (−1.8 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.read full article »
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November 23, 2015
In the first quarter of 2015, 2.0 million private business establishments gained jobs and 1.9 million establishments lost jobs.
November 20, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.4 percent from October 2014 to October 2015. This increase, combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year. From October 2013 to October 2014, real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.4 percent and real average weekly earnings rose 1.0 percent.
November 19, 2015
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.2 percent from October 2014 to October 2015. The 12-month change has been between −0.2 percent and +0.2 percent since January.
November 18, 2015
In 2014, among people age 25 and older in the labor force, over 90 percent of Whites, Blacks, and Asians had at least a high school diploma. By contrast, 72 percent of Hispanics age 25 and older in the labor force had completed high school.
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