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A data chart image of Flexibility to pause work with unscheduled breaks available to 55.6 percent of workers in 2021

Flexibility to pause work with unscheduled breaks available to 55.6 percent of workers in 2021

November 26, 2021

The flexibility to pause work and take short, unscheduled breaks throughout the workday was available to 55.6 percent of civilian workers in 2021. The choice of sitting or standing was available to 43.2 percent of civilian workers. Discretion over when tasks were worked on, or self-paced work, was available to 16.5 percent of workers, and 9.6 percent were able to complete critical job functions while teleworking.

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November 24, 2021

A data chart image of Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021

Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021

Import air passenger fares rose 9.3 percent for the year ended in October 2021, as European fares increased 20.4 percent and Asian fares declined 8.4 percent.

November 23, 2021

A data chart image of Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.6 percent over the 12 months ending October 2021

Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.6 percent over the 12 months ending October 2021

Real average weekly earnings of employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased 1.6 percent from October 2020 to October 2021. In every month from April 2021 to October 2021, the 12-month changes in real average weekly earnings have been decreases, ranging from −0.8 percent to −2.6 percent.

November 22, 2021

A data chart image of Quits rate 6.6 percent in accommodation and food services in September 2021

Quits rate 6.6 percent in accommodation and food services in September 2021

In September 2021, the number of quits increased 164,000 to a historic high of 4.4 million. The quits rate increased to 3.0 percent, the highest rate since these data were first published in December 2000. The quits rate was 3.4 percent in private industry and 1.0 percent in government.

November 19, 2021

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Consumer prices increase 6.2 percent for the year ended October 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 6.2 percent from October 2020 to October 2021, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending November 1990. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 4.6 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending August 1991. Energy prices rose 30.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index increased 5.3 percent.

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