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A data chart image of 15 percent of private industry workers had access to a defined benefit retirement plan
April 19, 2024

In March 2023, 15 percent of private industry workers had access to a defined benefit plan. Defined benefit plans provide employees with guaranteed retirement benefits based on plan formulas. Defined contribution plans determine the value of individual accounts based on the amount of money contributed and the rate of return on the money invested. This type of plan was more widely available to private industry workers as 67 percent of workers had access.

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A data chart image of Producer prices for final demand increased 2.1 percent from March 2023 to March 2024

The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 2.1 percent for the 12 months ended in March 2024, the largest advance since rising 2.3 percent for the 12 months ended April 2023.

April 17, 2024
A data chart image of Consumer prices up 3.5 percent from March 2023 to March 2024

Over the year ended March 2024, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 3.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted), after a 3.2-percent increase from February 2023 to February 2024. Prices for all items less food and energy increased 3.8 percent from March 2023 to March 2024.

April 16, 2024
A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from March 2023 to March 2024

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from March 2023 to March 2024. Real earnings are earnings that have been adjusted for changes in consumer prices. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with no change in the average workweek resulted in a 0.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.

April 15, 2024
A data chart image of 18.5 million office and administrative support jobs in May 2023, 12.2 percent of total employment

Office and administrative support was the largest occupational group in May 2023, with about 18.5 million jobs. The largest office and administrative support occupations were customer service representatives (2.9 million), general office clerks (2.5 million), and secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1.8 million).

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