A data chart image of 26.8 million Hispanics or Latinos in the U.S. labor force in 2016

26.8 million Hispanics or Latinos in the U.S. labor force in 2016

September 25, 2017

Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. The month honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the history and culture of the United States. In 2016, there were 26.8 million Hispanics or Latinos in the U.S. labor force, nearly triple the 9.0 million in 1988. Hispanics or Latinos composed 16.8 percent of the labor force in 2016, up from 7.4 percent in 1988.

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September 22, 2017

A data chart image of Industrial supplies and materials import prices up 8.1 percent over the year, August 2017

Industrial supplies and materials import prices up 8.1 percent over the year, August 2017

Prices for U.S. imports increased 2.1 percent over the 12 months ending August 2017. Prices for U.S. exports increased 2.3 percent over the past 12 months. Import prices for industrial supplies and materials increased 8.1 percent, while export prices increased 6.1 percent.

September 21, 2017

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Three states at historically low unemployment rates in August 2017

In August 2017, unemployment rates for North Dakota (2.3 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), and Tennessee (3.3 percent) were at their lowest levels since the state unemployment data series began in January 1976. Among states, North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate, followed by Colorado (2.4 percent), Hawaii (2.6 percent), and New Hampshire (2.7 percent). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent.

September 20, 2017

A data chart image of Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017

Nevada, Georgia, Florida, Utah, and Texas had largest percent job gains for year ending August 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia from August 2016 to August 2017. Employment in the other 21 states was essentially unchanged over the year. In percentage terms, the largest increases occurred in Nevada (3.0 percent), Georgia (2.7 percent), Florida (2.6 percent), Utah (2.6 percent), and Texas (2.5 percent).

September 19, 2017

A data chart image of Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real hourly earnings up 2.2 percent over the year in information industry

Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from August 2016 to August 2017. Over the same period, real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees increased 0.3 percent. In the information industry, real average hourly earnings increased 2.2 percent for all employees and 0.1 percent for production and nonsupervisory employees.

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