PRODUCTIVITY • Dec 2019 • Volume 8 / Number 15
In this Beyond the Numbers article, we review the timeline for the development and implementation of new retail technologies in grocery stores. Then, check out the shifts in products and services offered by grocery stores over time. Using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the article looks at the trends in employment and hours to show how all of these factors influenced labor productivity in grocery stores.Read full article » | Download PDF
In light of this traditional fall routine, this Beyond the Numbers article uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) program and the National Compensation Survey (NCS) to explore the educational and physical requirements for teachers at different levels in the educational services industry.
The holiday shopping season comes along every fall with increased business activity. To accommodate holiday shoppers, employers in retail trade often hire seasonal workers from October to December. The industry cannot sustain the expanded workforce, and, for this reason, layoffs follow from January to February.
How does consumer spending differ among households in California, Texas, and New York? A new BLS data product can tell us
For the first time, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data users can now explore consumer spending by state. This Beyond the Numbers article shows some ways that new CE information can be used. By focusing on the 2017 state expenditure profiles for California, Texas, and New York, we will explore how expenditure patterns differ among the households of these states.