A data chart image of Part-time private industry workers less likely to have access to benefits in 2013

Part-time private industry workers less likely to have access to benefits in 2013

July 01, 2015

In March 2013, part-time private industry workers were less likely than full-time workers to have access to employer-provided benefits, such as retirement plans, health insurance, and paid sick leave. 

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June 30, 2015

A data chart image of Multifactor productivity in private nonfarm business sector up 0.8 percent in 2014

Multifactor productivity in private nonfarm business sector up 0.8 percent in 2014

Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.8 percent annual rate in 2014. This 2014 gain reflected a 3.1-percent increase in output and a 2.3-percent increase in the combined inputs of capital and labor.

June 29, 2015

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Time spent in leisure activities in 2014, by gender, age, and educational attainment

On an average day in 2014, nearly everyone age 15 and over (96 percent) engaged in some sort of leisure activity such as watching TV, socializing, or exercising. Among those who engaged in leisure activities, men spent more time in these activities (6.0 hours) than did women (5.2 hours).

June 26, 2015

A data chart image of Employment and wages increase over the year in all 10 of the largest U.S. counties, December 2014

Employment and wages increase over the year in all 10 of the largest U.S. counties, December 2014

Private industry employment increased over the year in all 10 of the largest U.S. counties in December 2014. Government employment increased in 9 out of the 10 largest counties. Miami-Dade County, Florida, had the only decrease (-1.2 percent). Average weekly wages for private industry and government increased in each of the 10 largest counties from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter of 2014.

June 25, 2015

A data chart image of Nebraska had lowest unemployment rate in May 2015, West Virginia and DC the highest

Nebraska had lowest unemployment rate in May 2015, West Virginia and DC the highest

Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate in May 2015, 2.6 percent. West Virginia had the highest rate among the states, 7.2 percent. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.3 percent. In total, 21 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.5 percent. Ten states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 19 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

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