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Volunteering in 2014

February 27, 2015

About 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2013 and September 2014. That was 25.3 percent of the population 16 years and older. The main organization where volunteers worked was most often religious (33.3 percent of all volunteers). Many volunteers also worked at educational or youth service organizations (25.1 percent) and social or community service organizations (14.4 percent).

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February 26, 2015

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Injuries and illness among state and local government bus drivers

An estimated 5,780 state and local government transit and intercity bus drivers suffered injuries on the job in 2013. These injuries required at least one day away from work. Transportation incidents were the most common event that lead to a workplace injury or illness among state and local bus drivers in 2011 and 2013.

February 25, 2015

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Educational attainment, employment, and unemployment among African Americans

In the early 1990s, more than half of employed African Americans age 25 and older had completed no more than a high school education. In 2014, more than three-fifths of employed African Americans had completed at least some college.

February 24, 2015

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Arkansas had highest share of employment in nondurable goods manufacturing in December 2014

Arkansas had the highest share of nonfarm employment in durable goods manufacturing, 6.4 percent, in December 2014. Nondurable goods include food, clothing, beverages, tobacco, medicines, and other items that typically last fewer than 3 years.

February 23, 2015

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Major work stoppages down in 2014

In 2014, there were 11 major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift. The 11 major work stoppages that began in 2014 were down from 15 in 2013. The 11 stoppages in 2014 equaled the second-lowest annual total since the series began in 1947. The lowest annual total was 5, in 2009.

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