March 29, 2017
There were about 9.9 million employed veterans in August 2016. About 2.0 million of these veterans had a service-connected disability. Many veterans with a service-connected disability worked in the public sector. In August 2016, 31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in federal, state, or local government, compared with 19 percent of veterans with no disability and 13 percent of nonveterans.read full article »
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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.
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.
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