May 29, 2020
In 2019, there were 28.4 million foreign-born people in the U.S. labor force, comprising 17.4 percent of the total.read full article »
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May 28, 2020
In April 2020, unemployment rates in 43 states were at their highest levels since the state unemployment data began in January 1976. Unemployment rates in Hawaii and Nevada exceeded their previous highs by more than 10.0 percentage points each, while the rates in Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont exceeded their previous highs by more than 5.0 points each.
May 27, 2020
The largest job declines occurred in California (-2,344,700), New York (-1,827,300), and Texas (-1,298,900). The largest percentage declines occurred in Michigan (-22.8 percent), Vermont (-19.6 percent), and New York (-18.8 percent).
May 26, 2020
Cleveland County, Oklahoma (part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area), had the largest over-the-year increase in employment with a gain of 5.8 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. The largest employment increase in Cleveland County occurred in trade, transportation, and utilities.
May 22, 2020
Of the 3.2 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2019, 2.1 million, or 66.2 percent, were enrolled in colleges or universities in October 2019. For 2019 high school graduates, the college enrollment rate was 69.8 percent for young women and 62.0 percent for young men.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.
- Labor Market Activity of Blacks in the United States
Examines data on the labor market and related topics for the Black or African American population.
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.