A data chart image of Supplemental pay averaged 3.5 percent of total compensation costs in December 2016

Supplemental pay averaged 3.5 percent of total compensation costs in December 2016

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. 

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March 27, 2017

A data chart image of Salt Lake City had lowest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in January 2017

Salt Lake City had lowest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in January 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

A data chart image of 308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 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

A data chart image of Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 2017

Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 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.

March 22, 2017

A data chart image of Quits rise while layoffs and discharges fall in 2016

Quits rise while layoffs and discharges fall in 2016

There were 36.1 million quits in the nonfarm sector in 2016, an increase from 2015. The number of layoffs and discharges, at 19.9 million in 2016, declined from 2015. There were 62.7 million hires in the nonfarm sector in 2016, essentially the same as the number of hires in 2015 but well above the 46.2 million hires in 2009.

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