October 24, 2014
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.7 percent from September 2013 to September 2014, the same increase as for the 12 months ended in August 2014. The food index rose 3.0 percent over that 12-month period, while the energy index declined 0.6 percent. The shelter index has been gradually increasing, reaching 3.0 percent for the first time since January 2008.read full article »
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October 23, 2014
From September 2013 to September 2014, 26 states had statistically significant unemployment rate changes, all of which were decreases. The largest of these occurred in Illinois.
October 22, 2014
From September 2013 to September 2014, nonfarm employment increased in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Alaska had the only over-the-year decrease in employment (−0.2 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+5.1 percent), followed by Texas (+3.7 percent) and Utah (+3.6 percent).
October 21, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics developed research data on employment, wages and establishment figures for nonprofit institutions. These figures provide an insight into this important segment of the U.S. economy. The following animated map, made from these data, shows nonprofit employment as a percentage of total state employment from 2007 to 2012.
October 20, 2014
From March 2013 to March 2014, average weekly wages increased in 323 out of 339 U.S. counties with 75,000 or more employees. Employment increased in 281 of those counties. The 339 counties accounted for 78.3 percent of total U.S. wages and 72.0 percent of total employment.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
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.