A data chart image of Indiana had highest share of employment in durable goods manufacturing in December 2014

Indiana had highest share of employment in durable goods manufacturing in December 2014

January 29, 2015

Indiana had the highest share of nonfarm employment in durable goods manufacturing, 12.4 percent, in December 2014. Durable goods include cars, appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, and other items that typically last at least 3 years.

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January 28, 2015

A data chart image of Union membership rate in private industry was 6.6 percent in 2014; public sector 35.7 percent

Union membership rate in private industry was 6.6 percent in 2014; public sector 35.7 percent

In 2014, public-sector workers had a union membership rate of 35.7 percent. That was more than five times the rate for private-sector workers, 6.6 percent. Ten years earlier, the union membership rate for public-sector workers was 36.4 percent, and the rate for private-sector workers was 7.9 percent.

January 27, 2015

A data chart image of Professional and business services accounted for 25 percent of job gains in 2014

Professional and business services accounted for 25 percent of job gains in 2014

In 2014, the professional and business services industry gained 732,000 jobs, an average monthly increase of 61,000 jobs. The gain was the largest among all major industries and represented 25 percent of total nonfarm employment growth.

January 26, 2015

A data chart image of Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

In 2014, 54 percent of state and local government workers and 36 percent of private industry workers had access to dependent care reimbursement accounts. Only 13 percent of state and local government workers and 10 percent of private industry workers had access to workplace-funded childcare.

January 23, 2015

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Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.

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