October 30, 2020
In September 2020, 251 metropolitan areas had over-the-year decreases in nonfarm payroll employment and 138 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (−29.6 percent), Lake Charles, Louisiana (−19.6 percent), and Ocean City, New Jersey (−18.3 percent). There were no significant job gains over this period.read full article »
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October 29, 2020
Employers paid 67 percent of premiums for family medical care coverage in March 2020. Civilian workers participating in these plans paid the remaining 33 percent. Employers paid 59 percent of premiums for workers with the lowest 25 percent of wages and 71 percent of premiums for workers with the highest 25 percent of wages.
October 28, 2020
Of the four U.S. geographic regions, the Midwest had the highest average concentration of production occupations in May 2019, with an employment share almost one and a half times the national average. Indiana and Wisconsin had the highest employment shares in production occupations in the United States, with Indiana’s share twice the national average.
October 27, 2020
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia had employment–population ratios that were at least 3 percentage points lower in September 2020 than in February. The ratio in Hawaii was 47.8 percent in September, 11.9 percentage points lower than in February. In Nevada, the ratio was 53.5 percent in September. That was up from a low of 40.6 percent in April but still 7.7 percentage points lower than in February.
October 26, 2020
Unemployment rates were lower in September 2020 than in August in 30 states, higher in 8 states, and stable in 12 states and the District of Columbia. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year earlier.
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