September 28, 2020
From January 2017 through December 2019, 2.7 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years. This was down from 3.0 million workers for the prior survey period covering January 2015 to December 2017. In January 2020, 70 percent of long-tenured displaced workers were reemployed, up from 66 percent in January 2018. Twelve percent of displaced workers in January 2020 were unemployed (that is, actively seeking work), and 18 percent were not in the labor force.read full article »
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September 25, 2020
There were 574 private sector agricultural workers fatally injured on the job in 2018. Agricultural workers suffered 17,390 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2018 that resulted in days away from work.
September 24, 2020
Unemployment rates were lower in August 2020 in 41 states, higher in 2 states, and stable in 7 states and the District of Columbia. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year earlier. The national unemployment rate fell by 1.8 percentage points over the month to 8.4 percent but was 4.7 points higher than in August 2019.
September 23, 2020
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and was essentially unchanged in 10 states and the District of Columbia in August 2020. The largest job gains occurred in New York (+153,300), Texas (+106,800), and California (+101,900). The largest percentage increases occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia (+1.8 percent each).
September 22, 2020
Private industry worker compensation costs for employers averaged $35.96 per hour worked in June 2020. Wages and salaries averaged $25.18 and accounted for 70.0 percent of employer costs, while benefit costs averaged $10.79 and accounted for 30.0 percent.
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