June 27, 2017
Thirty percent of civilian jobs in 2016 required driving a passenger vehicle or some other type of vehicle while on the job. A larger share of jobs required driving a passenger vehicle (20.8 percent) than some other type of vehicle (9.2 percent). In some occupations, all or nearly all jobs required some driving. These occupations include light truck or delivery services drivers and police patrol officers.read full article »
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June 26, 2017
The unemployment rate for people with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016. The rate was little changed for the year but down from 15.0 percent in 2011. The unemployment rate for men with a disability was 10.1 percent in 2016, similar to the unemployment rate for women with a disability (11.0 percent). The unemployment rate for people without a disability was 4.6 percent in 2016, a decline of 0.5 percentage point from 2015.
June 23, 2017
Sixty-six percent of private industry workers had access to employer-provided retirement plans in March 2016. Forty-nine percent of private industry workers participated in retirement plans in March 2016. That results in a take-up rate—the percentage of workers with access to a plan who participate in the plan—of 75 percent. Access, participation, and take-up rates were all higher for workers in higher wage groups than for workers in lower wage groups.
June 22, 2017
In May 2017, unemployment rates in seven states were at their lowest levels since the state unemployment data series began in January 1976. Colorado had the lowest unemployment rate in May, 2.3 percent, followed by North Dakota, 2.5 percent, both of which were the lowest rates ever recorded in those states. The rates in Arkansas (3.4 percent), California (4.7 percent), Mississippi (4.9 percent), Oregon (3.6 percent), and Washington (4.5 percent) were also at series lows.
June 21, 2017
From May 2016 to May 2017, nonfarm payroll employment increases occurred in 28 states. The largest percentage gain, an increase of 3.3 percent, occurred in Utah (where employment increased 46,600). The largest job gain, in terms of number of jobs, was 266,600 in Texas (an increase of 2.2 percent).
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