July 29, 2015
The software industry produces and distributes computer software. Some metropolitan areas have a higher concentration of employment in this industry than other areas. We measure this concentration with the location quotient. A location quotient greater than one means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average. In December 2014, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, had the highest concentration of employment in the software publisher industry.read full article »
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July 28, 2015
Retirement benefits were available to 66 percent of private industry workers in the United States in March 2015. Access to benefits differed among some occupational groups. Among workers in management, professional, and related occupations in private industry, 80 percent had access to retirement benefits—compared with 39 percent in service occupations.
July 27, 2015
Over the June 2014–June 2015 period, 24 states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines. The largest declines occurred in Rhode Island (−1.8 percentage points), followed by Michigan (−1.6 percentage points) and Oregon (−1.5 percentage points).
July 24, 2015
From June 2014 to June 2015, 34 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increases occurred in California (461,900), Texas (269,900) and Florida (266,200).
July 23, 2015
Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $801 in the second quarter of 2015. Women had median usual weekly earnings of $726, or 81.9 percent of the $886 median for men.
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.