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EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

What we know about the 2019 and 2020 labor market: comparing labor supply and demand

Persons who were not working and were waiting to be recalled to a job from which they had been temporarily laid off are also included as unemployed. The number of experienced unemployed, those who had a job and became unemployed, provide a measure of the available supply of experienced workers. Unemployed persons are classified according to their last job. This Beyond the Numbers article examines how these statistics, the demand for and supply of labor, work together to tell us more about the labor market.

PRICES & SPENDING

Trends in electricity prices during the transition away from coal

This Beyond the Numbers article looks at both generation and distribution prices for electricity, from 2004 to 2019. To examine price trends for electricity generation, this article compares utility and non-utility generation price movements. To analyze price trends for electricity distribution, this article compares price movements for different aggregations of regional residential electric power distribution. The article also discusses how prices have varied during the decline of coal, rise of natural gas, and early growth of renewable power as a share of electricity production.

EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT

Artificial intelligence: taking on a bigger role in our future security

Technological advances in cameras, sensors, and robotics capabilities have led to the development of improved security equipment and subsequently their increased use in protecting homes, businesses, and public spaces. This article examines the role of technology and its differing growth effects on employment within the investigation and security services sector over the 2019–29 projection period.

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