October 09, 2015
Since 1968 Americans have recognized September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, we celebrate the history and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to society. In 2014, Hispanics and Latinos accounted for 16.1 percent of the 146.3 million employed people in the United States.read full article »
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October 08, 2015
Rising wage inequality in recent years has brought increased focus on the disparity between the highest wage earners and the lowest wage earners. From 2003 to 2013, wages for the highest-paid 10 percent of workers increased 4.6 percent, while those for the lowest-paid 10 percent decreased 2.2 percent.
October 07, 2015
Unemployment rates were lower in August 2015 than a year earlier in 365 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 16 areas, and unchanged in 6 areas. Eleven areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and three areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. Fargo, North Dakota-Minnesota, had the lowest unemployment rate in August, at 2.2 percent. Ames, Iowa; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Lincoln, Nebraska, shared the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation (2.3 percent).
October 06, 2015
In September 2015, the unemployment rate held at 5.1 percent, and the number of unemployed people (7.9 million) changed little. The civilian labor force participation rate declined to 62.4 percent in September; the rate had been 62.6 percent for the prior 3 months. The employment–population ratio edged down to 59.2 percent in September, after showing little movement for the first 8 months of the year.
October 05, 2015
Total nonfarm employment grew 2.0 percent over the year ending in September 2015. Employment in the construction industry grew 3.3 percent over the year, the fastest rate among the major industries. Employment in professional and business services grew 3.2 percent. Transportation and warehousing, leisure and hospitality, and education and health care also grew faster than the overall average.
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.