December 18, 2014
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 354 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 14 areas, and unchanged in 4 areas. Eight areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 144 areas had rates lower than 5.0 percent.read full article »
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December 17, 2014
Ames, Iowa, had the highest share of nonfarm employment in government, 42.6 percent, among metropolitan areas in October 2014. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, had the lowest share, at 7.2 percent.
December 16, 2014
The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 1.4 percent for the 12 months ended in November 2014. That was the smallest 12-month increase since a 1.2-percent rise from February 2013 to February 2014.
December 15, 2014
U.S. import prices fell 2.3 percent over the year ended in November. Export prices declined 1.9 percent over the same period.
December 12, 2014
Total employer compensation costs for private industry workers averaged $30.32 per hour worked in September 2014. By region, employer costs for employee compensation ranged from $24.29 in the East South Central states to $35.27 per hour in the New England states.
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Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
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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.