February 18, 2020
Of the 51 U.S. metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, 39 had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, 10 had increases, and 2 had no change. The largest unemployment rate decrease occurred in Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio, where the unemployment rate declined from 5.0 percent in December 2018 to 3.5 percent in December 2019, a change of -1.5 percentage points.read full article »
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February 14, 2020
There were 25 major work stoppages in 2019, each involving 1,000 workers or more and lasting at least one shift. That was the largest number of major work stoppages since 2001. Between 2010 and 2019 there were 154 work stoppages, an average of 15 stoppages a year.
February 13, 2020
Forty-five metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from December 2018 to December 2019, and 344 were essentially unchanged.
February 12, 2020
Among people age 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or higher, the unemployment rate was 2.0 percent in January 2020, down from 2.4 percent a year earlier. The national unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in January 2020, down from 4.0 percent in January 2019. (The national unemployment rate is for people age 16 and older.)
February 11, 2020
For the year ended January 2020, nonfarm payroll employment increased 2,052,000, or 1.4 percent. Over that period, private employment increased by 1,875,000, or 1.5 percent. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased from $27.58 to $28.44, or 3.1 percent.
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