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Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana had highest employment in manufacturing among areas, July 2014

August 29, 2014

In July 2014, among metropolitan areas for which estimates are available, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, had the highest employment in manufacturing (510,900). In contrast, Fairbanks, Alaska, Laredo, Texas, and Punta Gorda, Florida each had 700 workers employed in manufacturing.

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August 28, 2014

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Sixty-one percent of workers displaced in 2011–2013 were reemployed in January 2014

From January 2011 through December 2013, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years. This was down from the 6.1 million long-tenured workers who were displaced during the prior survey period covering January 2009 to December 2011. In January 2014, 61 percent of workers displaced during the 2011–2013 period were reemployed, up from 56 percent in January 2012 and 49 percent in January 2010.

August 27, 2014

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Multiple jobholding in states in 2013

In 2013, the multiple-jobholding rate (the percentage of individuals who hold more than one job) in indi­vidual states continued to vary con­siderably from the national average of 4.9 percent, a rate that has been unchanged since 2010. Twenty-three states had multiple-jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average, 8 states had significantly lower rates, and 19 states and the District of Colum­bia had rates that were not significantly different from the U.S. average.

August 26, 2014

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Fatal occupational injuries involving insects, arachnids, and mites

Although not often associated with fatal workplace injuries, insects, arachnids, and mites were involved in 83 fatal occupational injuries from 2003 to 2010, an average of 10 per year. Bees were the most common insect involved, with 52 fatal occupational injuries. Eleven workers were killed in wasp-related incidents, including three incidents involving yellow jackets. In addition, seven fatal occupational injuries over that period were from spiders and four were from ants.

August 25, 2014

A data chart image of Eighteen states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. rate of 6.2 percent, July 2014

Eighteen states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. rate of 6.2 percent, July 2014

In July 2014, a total of 18 states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 6.2 percent, 8 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 24 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation. Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate among states (8.0 percent). North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate (2.8 percent).

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