May 22, 2015
Among employed veterans age 18 or older, the most common occupations for men are professional and related; management, business, and financial operations; and service occupations. These three groups accounted for nearly 50 percent of all employed men who previously served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.read full article »
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May 21, 2015
Entertainment has long been a household budget staple. In 2013, the average household spent $2,482 on entertainment, or 4.9 percent of total household spending. Income affects most household spending patterns. In other words, the higher the household income, the greater the dollar amount spent on goods and services in general.
May 20, 2015
In 2013, 6.8 million workers in the United States held more than one job. Twenty years before, the figure was 7.5 million, although the total number of workers with a job was lower by 15.9 million. The multiple-jobholding rate—the proportion of multiple jobholders among all workers—rose from 6.2 percent in 1994 to a high of 6.8 percent during the summer of 1995. It has declined steadily since then and was at 5.0 percent by the end of 2013.
May 19, 2015
The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.3 percent for the 12 months ended in April 2015. The index for final demand goods fell 5.5 percent over that period, while the index for final demand services was up 0.9 percent.
May 18, 2015
U.S. import prices declined 10.7 percent over the year ending April 2015. Import prices have fallen 11.2 percent since June 2014, mostly the result of lower fuel prices. U.S. export prices fell 6.3 percent between April 2014 and April 2015.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
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.