A data chart image of Nonfarm employment up 228,000 in November 2017

Nonfarm employment up 228,000 in November 2017

December 12, 2017

Nonfarm payroll employment rose 228,000 in November 2017. Employment increased by 2.1 million over the past 12 months. In November, employment continued to trend up in education and health services, professional and business services, and manufacturing.

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December 11, 2017

A data chart image of Revised nonfarm business sector labor productivity still up 3.0 percent during third quarter of 2017

Revised nonfarm business sector labor productivity still up 3.0 percent during third quarter of 2017

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 3.0 percent during the third quarter of 2017 — the same as the preliminary estimate. Output increased 4.1 percent and hours worked increased 1.1 percent. The productivity increase was the largest since the third quarter of 2014, when output per hour increased 4.4 percent.

December 08, 2017

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

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.

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

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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.

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