September 23, 2019
In March 2019, 77 percent of private industry workers who had access to employer-provided retirement benefits chose to participate in those benefits. This measure is known as the take-up rate. Retirement benefits include defined benefit and defined contribution plans.read full article »
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September 20, 2019
In June 2019, benefits costs at private business establishments with fewer than 50 workers averaged $7.08 per hour worked (25.4 percent of total compensation) for benefits, compared with $17.52 per hour worked (35.1 percent of total compensation) for establishments with 500 or more workers. Regardless of establishment size, average benefits costs were higher and were a larger share of total compensation in goods-producing establishments than in service-providing establishments.
September 19, 2019
In August 2019, U.S. terms of trade with China, which measure the change in the prices of U.S. exports to China relative to prices of imports from China, decreased 1.5 percent. This was largest decline since a 1.7-percent decrease in September 2018. U.S. terms of trade with China dropped 1.5 percent over the past 12 months.
September 18, 2019
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.5 percent from August 2018 to August 2019. Before adjusting for the increase in consumer prices, average hourly earnings rose 3.3 percent from August 2018 to August 2019. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.8 percent over this period.
September 17, 2019
From August 2018 to August 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 1.7 percent. Among major metro areas, prices increased 3.0 percent over the last 12 months in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California and rose 0.7 percent in urban Alaska during the same period.
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