October 02, 2015
From August 2014 to August 2015, employment increased in 49 of the 51 large U.S. metropolitan areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (5.5 percent).read full article »
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October 01, 2015
Multifactor productivity measures how much the output of an industry changes for each unit of combined inputs—the labor, capital, and other resources needed to produce goods and services. Multifactor productivity increased in 57 of 86 manufacturing industries from 1987 to 2013. Average annual rates of change for nearly all manufacturing industries ranged between -2.0 and 2.0 percent. Industries that make computers and communications equipment experienced much faster annual growth rates.
September 30, 2015
Oktoberfest is a 16-day folk festival ending in the first weekend of October; revelers enjoy traditional Bavarian food, games, and plenty of beer. Originating in Munich, Germany, the good times are now shared worldwide. Today we celebrate the world’s largest beer festival by taking a look at employment in breweries in each state.
September 29, 2015
In May 2014, nearly 3.3 million workers were employed in protective service occupations, a group that includes police, firefighters, correctional officers, security guards, and related workers. Half of all workers in protective service occupations earned less, and half earned more than $37,180 (the median wage).
September 28, 2015
Sixteen percent (40.4 million) of the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and older provided unpaid eldercare over the 2013–14 period. Eldercare providers are defined as people who provide unpaid care to someone age 65 or older who needs help because of a condition related to aging. People ages 45 to 64 were the most likely to provide eldercare (23 percent), followed by those age 65 and older (17 percent).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
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.