A data chart image of 68.8 percent of people who worked in 2016 worked full time, year round

68.8 percent of people who worked in 2016 worked full time, year round

December 08, 2017

A total of 163.6 million people worked at some point during 2016. The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round (that is, 50 to 52 weeks) in 2016 was 68.8 percent, up 0.8 percentage point from the prior year. Among men who worked in 2016, 74.7 percent worked full time, year round, compared with 62.2 percent of women.

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December 07, 2017

A data chart image of Employment increased in 318 of 346 largest counties for year ending June 2017

Employment increased in 318 of 346 largest counties for year ending June 2017

From June 2016 to June 2017, employment increased in 318 of the 346 counties with 75,000 or more jobs.

December 06, 2017

A data chart image of Working alone: jobs that required little personal interaction in 2017

Working alone: jobs that required little personal interaction in 2017

Throughout the workday, many workers must cooperate with others, handle conflict, and respond to social cues, requests, and criticism. Some jobs, however, involve little contact with others. Among computer programmers, for example, 62.0 percent of jobs in 2017 involve communicating with regular contacts, such as supervisors, less than once an hour but more than once a workday. Computer programmers communicate with other contacts no more than once a day (or never) in 68.1 percent of jobs.

December 05, 2017

A data chart image of 47 out of 51 largest metropolitan areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases

47 out of 51 largest metropolitan areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, 47 areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and 4 had increases.

December 04, 2017

A data chart image of Employment up in 47 of 51 largest metropolitan areas, October 2017

Employment up in 47 of 51 largest metropolitan areas, October 2017

From October 2016 to October 2017, nonfarm employment rose in 47 of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more and fell in 4. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas occurred in Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (+3.0 percent each).

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