A data chart image of 31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in government in August 2016

31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in government in August 2016

March 29, 2017

There were about 9.9 million employed veterans in August 2016. About 2.0 million of these veterans had a service-connected disability. Many veterans with a service-connected disability worked in the public sector. In August 2016, 31 percent of employed veterans with a disability worked in federal, state, or local government, compared with 19 percent of veterans with no disability and 13 percent of nonveterans.

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March 28, 2017

A data chart image of Supplemental pay averaged 3.5 percent of total compensation costs in December 2016

Supplemental pay averaged 3.5 percent of total compensation costs in December 2016

In December 2016, supplemental pay for private industry workers averaged $1.15 per hour worked, or 3.5 percent of total compensation costs. Supplemental pay varied widely by major occupational group, ranging from $2.53 per hour worked for management, professional, and related workers to $0.24 for service workers. 

March 27, 2017

A data chart image of Salt Lake City had lowest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in January 2017

Salt Lake City had lowest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in January 2017

In January 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah, had an unemployment rate of 3.0 percent, the lowest among metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado (3.1 percent). From January 2016 to January 2017, unemployment in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, fell 1.4 percentage points, the largest percentage point decline in unemployment among large metropolitan areas over this period.

March 24, 2017

A data chart image of 308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

308 metro areas had increases in employment for year ending January 2017

In January 2017, 308 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 75 had decreases, and 5 had no change.

March 23, 2017

A data chart image of Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 2017

Real earnings unchanged over the year ending February 2017

Real average hourly earnings were unchanged, seasonally adjusted, from February 2016 to February 2017. The unchanged real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent decrease in real average weekly earnings over the year ending February 2017.

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