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A data chart image of Employment down in 206 metro areas, up in 1, over the year ended February 2021

Employment down in 206 metro areas, up in 1, over the year ended February 2021

April 09, 2021

Over the year ended in February 2021, nonfarm payroll employment decreased significantly in 206 metropolitan areas, increased in 1 area, and was essentially unchanged in 182 areas.

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April 08, 2021

A data chart image of Job openings increase by 268,000 to 7.4 million in February 2021

Job openings increase by 268,000 to 7.4 million in February 2021

There were 7.4 million job openings on the last business day of February 2021, an increase of 268,000 from the previous month. For the year ending February 2021, the number of job openings increased by 355,000.

April 07, 2021

A data chart image of Unemployment rate 3.7 percent for college grads, 6.7 percent for high school grads in March 2021

Unemployment rate 3.7 percent for college grads, 6.7 percent for high school grads in March 2021

The unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent in March 2021. The rate is down considerably from its recent high in April 2020 but is 2.5 percentage points higher than before the pandemic in February 2020. For those with a bachelor’s degree and higher, the unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in March, down from a high of 8.4 percent in April 2020.

April 06, 2021

A data chart image of Payroll employment increased by 916,000 in March 2021

Payroll employment increased by 916,000 in March 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 916,000 in March 2021. Job growth in March was widespread, with the largest gains occurring in leisure and hospitality and construction. Average weekly earnings for the private sector were $1045.60 in March 2021.

April 05, 2021

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Counties with highest job concentrations in pet care services and pet supply stores

Across the United States in September 2020, there were 21,251 businesses in the pet care, except veterinary, services industry. The 124,271 workers in this industry earned an average weekly wage of $478. Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, had an employment concentration in this industry that was 5.57 times the national rate. In Ozaukee County, the 202 workers in pet care, except veterinary, services earned an average of $673 a week, almost $200 more than the national average for the industry.

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