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A data chart image of Nearly half of employed women worked at home on days worked in 2020

Nearly half of employed women worked at home on days worked in 2020

July 28, 2021

As many employers expanded the use of telework, the percentage of employed people working at home on the days they worked nearly doubled, rising from 22 percent in 2019 to 42 percent in 2020. These averages include all time spent working at home, whether or not the work was done on a scheduled workday. The percentage of employed people who worked at their workplace on days worked fell from 81 percent in 2019 to 63 percent in 2020.

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July 27, 2021

A data chart image of Use of personal protective equipment to mitigate noise exposure in 2020

Use of personal protective equipment to mitigate noise exposure in 2020

In 2020, 71.4 percent of production workers and 78.4 percent of transportation and material moving workers were exposed to moderate noise at work. Another 25.2 percent of production workers and 19.8 percent of transportation and material moving workers were exposed to loud noise.

July 26, 2021

A data chart image of Median weekly earnings by age and sex, second quarter 2021

Median weekly earnings by age and sex, second quarter 2021

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 113.6 million full-time wage and salary workers were $990 in the second quarter of 2021. Women had median weekly earnings of $899, or 82.2 percent of the $1,094 median for men. Median weekly earnings were highest for men and women ages 35 to 64.

July 23, 2021

A data chart image of Unemployment rates lower in 49 states and D.C. from June 2020 to June 2021

Unemployment rates lower in 49 states and D.C. from June 2020 to June 2021

Unemployment rates were lower in June 2021 in 7 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 3 states, and stable in 40 states. Forty-nine states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. The national unemployment rate, 5.9 percent, was little changed over the month but was 5.2 percentage points lower than in June 2020.

July 22, 2021

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Payroll employment up 25 states, down in 1 state, in June 2021

In June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states, decreased in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia. From June 2020 to June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all states and the District.

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