September 02, 2014
In July 2014, of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, had the highest unemployment rate, 9.8 percent. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin, had the lowest jobless rate among the large metro areas, 4.2 percent.read full article »
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August 29, 2014
In July 2014, among metropolitan areas for which estimates are available, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, had the highest employment in manufacturing (510,900). In contrast, Fairbanks, Alaska, Laredo, Texas, and Punta Gorda, Florida each had 700 workers employed in manufacturing.
August 28, 2014
From January 2011 through December 2013, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years. This was down from the 6.1 million long-tenured workers who were displaced during the prior survey period covering January 2009 to December 2011. In January 2014, 61 percent of workers displaced during the 2011–2013 period were reemployed, up from 56 percent in January 2012 and 49 percent in January 2010.
August 27, 2014
In 2013, the multiple-jobholding rate (the percentage of individuals who hold more than one job) in individual states continued to vary considerably from the national average of 4.9 percent, a rate that has been unchanged since 2010. Twenty-three states had multiple-jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average, 8 states had significantly lower rates, and 19 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not significantly different from the U.S. average.
August 26, 2014
Although not often associated with fatal workplace injuries, insects, arachnids, and mites were involved in 83 fatal occupational injuries from 2003 to 2010, an average of 10 per year. Bees were the most common insect involved, with 52 fatal occupational injuries. Eleven workers were killed in wasp-related incidents, including three incidents involving yellow jackets. In addition, seven fatal occupational injuries over that period were from spiders and four were from ants.
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