A data chart image of Minnesota had highest employment in turkey production, with North Carolina close behind

Minnesota had highest employment in turkey production, with North Carolina close behind

November 26, 2014

Each year, millions of pounds of turkey are produced in the United States, allowing many Americans to make turkey the centerpiece of their Thanksgiving Day meals. In Minnesota, 957 workers were employed in the turkey production industry in March 2014; this was the highest among U.S. states and accounted for almost 20 percent of total U.S. employment in this industry. Workers in the turkey production industry are primarily engaged in raising turkeys for meat or egg production.

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November 25, 2014

A data chart image of State employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 2014

State employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 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.

November 24, 2014

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings rise 0.4 percent over the year; real weekly earnings up 0.9 percent

Real average hourly earnings rise 0.4 percent over the year; real weekly earnings up 0.9 percent

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

A data chart image of Consumer price index up 1.7 percent over the year again

Consumer price index up 1.7 percent over the year again

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

A data chart image of Industries with the highest concentration of employment among large areas, 2013

Industries with the highest concentration of employment among large areas, 2013

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.

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