March 28, 2017
In December 2016, supplemental pay for private industry workers averaged $1.15 per hour worked, or 3.5 percent of total compensation costs. Supplemental pay varied widely by major occupational group, ranging from $2.53 per hour worked for management, professional, and related workers to $0.24 for service workers.read full article »
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March 27, 2017
In January 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah, had an unemployment rate of 3.0 percent, the lowest among metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado (3.1 percent). From January 2016 to January 2017, unemployment in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, fell 1.4 percentage points, the largest percentage point decline in unemployment among large metropolitan areas over this period.
March 24, 2017
In January 2017, 308 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 5 had no change.
March 23, 2017
Real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally adjusted, from February 2016 to February 2017. The unchanged real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over the year ending February 2017.
March 22, 2017
There were 36.1 million quits in the nonfarm sector in 2016, an increase from 2015. The number of layoffs and discharges, at 19.9 million in 2016, declined from 2015. There were 62.7 million hires in the nonfarm sector in 2016, essentially the same as the number of hires in 2015 but well above the 46.2 million hires in 2009.
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