January 17, 2020
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.6 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a 0.6-percent decrease in the average workweek resulted in essentially no change in real average weekly earnings over this period.read full article »
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January 16, 2020
From 2018 to 2019, consumer prices for all items rose 2.3 percent. Over that period, food prices increased 1.8 percent, a slightly larger percentage increase than the 12-month increase of 1.6 percent in 2018. Food at home prices increased 0.7 percent in 2019, continuing a trend of modest increases, as prices rose 0.6 percent in 2018 and 0.9 percent in 2017.
January 15, 2020
Unemployment rate 5.0 percent in construction, 1.9 percent in information industry, in December 2019
In December 2019, the unemployment rate was 5.0 percent among workers who were previously employed in construction and leisure and hospitality. Workers who were previously employed in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had a jobless rate of 3.8 percent in December.
January 14, 2020
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 145,000 in December 2019. In 2019, payroll employment rose by 2.1 million, down from a gain of 2.7 million in 2018. In December, notable job gains occurred in retail trade and health care, while mining and logging lost jobs.
January 13, 2020
From 2001 to 2018, employment in privately owned casino hotels remained fairly steady but fell 29 percent in privately owned casinos without hotels. In casinos without hotels that were owned by local government—mostly Indian tribes—employment increased 34 percent from 2001 to 2012. These casinos lost 20 percent of their employment from 2012 to 2018, however. In casino hotels owned by local government, employment rose nearly 600 percent from 2001 to 2018.
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