August 10, 2020
During 2019, 20.8 percent of people with a disability either were employed or were looking for work. In contrast, the labor force participation rate for people without a disability was 68.7 percent. Across all age groups, labor force participation rates were much lower for people with a disability than for people without a disability.read full article »
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August 07, 2020
August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. More than 6,300 privately owned book stores operated in more than 1,300 U.S. counties (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) a year ago, in August 2019. Los Angeles County, California, had the most book stores in August 2019, with 195. New York County, New York (Manhattan Borough), had the highest density of book stores by far.
August 06, 2020
In 2019, labor productivity rose 5.3 percent in retail trade and 0.4 percent in wholesale trade. Annual productivity growth for retail trade in 2019 was the highest since a 6.7-percent increase in 1999.
August 05, 2020
Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.7 percent over the year ended June 2020. In June 2019, the increase was 2.6 percent. Wages and salaries increased 2.9 percent for the 12-month period ending in June 2020 and 3.0 percent in June 2019. The cost of benefits rose 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending in June 2020 and 1.8 percent in June 2019.
August 04, 2020
From September 2019 to December 2019, job gains at opening and expanding private-sector establishments numbered 7.8 million. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 7.0 million. The difference between job gains and job losses yielded a net employment gain of 792,000 jobs during the fourth quarter of 2019.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.