March 19, 2019
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 1.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2018 to February 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek, resulted in a 1.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this 12-month period.read full article »
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March 18, 2019
Prices for food, drinks, clothing, services, gasoline, and televisions and other household items are always changing, some more than others. From February 2018 to February 2019, the price of lettuce increased 14.5 percent while television prices decreased 16.8 percent. This compared to an increase of 1.5 percent for all consumer items over that period.
March 15, 2019
Nine states had unemployment rate decreases from January 2018 to January 2019, the largest of which was in Connecticut (−0.8 percentage point). The only statistically significant unemployment rate increase occurred in Colorado (+0.8 percentage point).
March 14, 2019
Over the year ended January 2019, 26 states had statistically significant increases in nonfarm payroll employment. Employment was essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
March 13, 2019
The employment–population ratio for people age 16 and over was 60.7 percent in February 2019, unchanged from the previous month but up by 0.3 percentage point over the year. The labor force participation rate, at 63.2 percent in February 2019, was also unchanged over the month and has changed little over the year.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.