September 25, 2018
Since 1968 Americans have celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the history and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to society. In 2017, the labor force participation rate of Hispanics was 66.1 percent. That was higher than the rate for non-Hispanics, at 62.2 percent.read full article »
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September 24, 2018
Employer costs for employee compensation for private industry workers averaged $34.19 per hour worked in June 2018. Wages and salaries averaged $23.78 per hour worked and accounted for 69.6 percent of these costs. Benefit costs averaged $10.41 and accounted for the remaining 30.4 percent. The information industry had the highest total compensation costs in June, $58.85 per hour worked, including $38.16 for wages and salaries and $20.69 for benefits.
September 21, 2018
Average expenditures per consumer unit for 2017 were $60,060, a 4.8-percent increase from 2016 levels. During the same period, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) rose 2.1 percent, and average pretax incomes decreased by 1.5 percent.
September 20, 2018
Prices for U.S. imports advanced 3.7 percent from August 2017 to August 2018 and have not recorded a 12-month decline since October 2016.
September 19, 2018
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.2 percent from August 2017 to August 2018. The change in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.5-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
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