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A data chart image of Fatalities to workers age 55 and older trending up

Fatalities to workers age 55 and older trending up

February 24, 2020

Workplace fatalities are trending upward among workers age 55 and older. In 2018, there were 1,863 fatal work injuries among workers age 55 and older. That was 35 percent of all workplace deaths, up from 20 percent in 1992. The historic high was 37 percent in 2017.

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February 21, 2020

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from January 2019 to January 2020

Real average hourly earnings increased 0.6 percent from January 2019 to January 2020

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2019 to January 2020.

February 20, 2020

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Consumer prices increase 2.5 percent in the 12 months ending January 2020

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 2.5 percent for the 12 months ending January 2020, the largest 12-month increase since the year ended October 2018.

February 19, 2020

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Job openings decrease 14.9 percent for the year ended December 2019

On the last business day of December 2019, there were 5,892,000 job openings, a decrease of 14.9 percent from 6,921,000 job openings on the last business day of December 2018. For private industry, job openings on the last business day of December 2019 were 5,221,000, representing a 17.4-percent decrease from the 6,321,000 job openings on the last business day of December 2018.

February 18, 2020

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Cleveland unemployment rate down 1.5 percentage points over the year ended December 2019

Of the 51 U.S. metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, 39 had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, 10 had increases, and 2 had no change. The largest unemployment rate decrease occurred in Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio, where the unemployment rate declined from 5.0 percent in December 2018 to 3.5 percent in December 2019, a change of -1.5 percentage points.

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