February 24, 2020
Workplace fatalities are trending upward among workers age 55 and older. In 2018, there were 1,863 fatal work injuries among workers age 55 and older. That was 35 percent of all workplace deaths, up from 20 percent in 1992. The historic high was 37 percent in 2017.read full article »
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February 21, 2020
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted, from January 2019 to January 2020.
February 20, 2020
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 2.5 percent for the 12 months ending January 2020, the largest 12-month increase since the year ended October 2018.
February 19, 2020
On the last business day of December 2019, there were 5,892,000 job openings, a decrease of 14.9 percent from 6,921,000 job openings on the last business day of December 2018. For private industry, job openings on the last business day of December 2019 were 5,221,000, representing a 17.4-percent decrease from the 6,321,000 job openings on the last business day of December 2018.
February 18, 2020
Of the 51 U.S. metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, 39 had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, 10 had increases, and 2 had no change. The largest unemployment rate decrease occurred in Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio, where the unemployment rate declined from 5.0 percent in December 2018 to 3.5 percent in December 2019, a change of -1.5 percentage points.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 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.
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.