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).read full article »
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February 26, 2015
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
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
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
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.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.