November 25, 2014
North Dakota had the highest share of employment (23.2 percent) in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 2014. New Hampshire and New Jersey had the second- and third-highest share of employment in this industry, at 21.4 and 21.3 percent, respectively. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry consists of wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; and utilities.read full article »
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November 24, 2014
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October 2013 to October 2014. This increase, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings from October 2013 to October 2014.
November 21, 2014
Over the 12 months ended in October 2014, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment, the same as the 12-month change in August and September.
November 20, 2014
Among the 37 U.S. metropolitan areas with annual average employment greater than 750,000 in 2013, a total of 9 areas had the highest concentration of their employment in the information industry. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, had the highest location quotient in that industry (3.05), followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana.
November 19, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.5 percent for the 12 months ended in October 2014 (not seasonally adjusted). The index for final demand services moved up 1.8 percent over the year (October 2013 to October 2014), and the index for final demand goods moved up 1.1 percent.
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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.