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There were 18,510 eye-related injury or illness cases that resulted in at least one day away from work in 2020, leading to an incidence rate of 1.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. The number of cases decreased 15.6 percent from 2019, while the 2020 incidence rate was down 10.5 percent from the previous year.read full article »
In August 2022, 1.6 million or 34 percent of Gulf War-era II veterans were current or past members of the Reserve or National Guard. This group had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent, little changed from a year earlier. The unemployment rate for Gulf War-era II veterans who had never been members of the Reserve or National Guard declined by 2.1 percentage points to 1.9 percent.
Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, had the largest jobless rate decrease over the year ended January 2023 (−2.6 percentage points). It was followed by Rockford, Illinois, which had a decrease of 2.5 percentage points, and Farmington, New Mexico, which had a decrease of 2.0 percentage points. In total, 59 metropolitan areas had unemployment rate decreases of 1.0 percentage point or more.
In January, nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 135 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 254 areas. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in employment occurred in Midland, Texas (+11.4 percent), Odessa, Texas (+7.8 percent), and Napa, California (+6.9 percent). Eight other metropolitan areas had significant over-the-year percentage increases in employment of at least 6.0 percent.
Total employer compensation costs for civilian workers averaged $42.48 per hour worked in December 2022. Wages and salaries cost employers $29.32 and accounted for 69.0 percent of total costs, while benefits cost $13.17 and accounted for the remaining 31.0 percent.