A data chart image of Illinois, Oregon, West Virginia, Wyoming have largest 12-month jobless rate drops in April 2017

Illinois, Oregon, West Virginia, Wyoming have largest 12-month jobless rate drops in April 2017

May 26, 2017

Over the year ending April 2017, the unemployment rates of Illinois, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming each fell 1.3 percentage points, the largest decreases nationwide.

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May 25, 2017

A data chart image of Employment in professional and business services increased in most states for year ending April 2017

Employment in professional and business services increased in most states for year ending April 2017

From April 2016 to April 2017, employment in professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality increased for most states and the District of Columbia. Employment in information decreased for most states and the District of Columbia.

May 24, 2017

A data chart image of Foreign-born workers made 83.1 percent of the earnings of their native-born counterparts in 2016

Foreign-born workers made 83.1 percent of the earnings of their native-born counterparts in 2016

In 2016, there were 27.0 million foreign-born persons in the U.S. labor force, comprising 16.9 percent of the total.

May 23, 2017

A data chart image of Textile mills labor productivity up 6.6 percent in 2016

Textile mills labor productivity up 6.6 percent in 2016

In 2016, labor productivity increased in 5 of the 21 broad manufacturing industries studied and in both broad mining industries studied.

May 22, 2017

A data chart image of 69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2016

69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2016

Of the 3.1 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million, or 69.7 percent, were enrolled in college in October 2016. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October 2016 was little changed from the rate in October 2015.

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