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A data chart image of Employment–population ratio unchanged in June 2024
July 12, 2024

In June 2024, the proportion of the population that is employed, known as the employment–population ratio, was unchanged at 60.1 percent for people age 16 and over. The ratio was little changed over the year.

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July 11, 2024
A data chart image of Employment in government rose by 709,000 in 2023

Employment in government increased by 709,000 in 2023, exceeding the employment growth in 2022 (+299,000) and 2021 (+392,000). Government employment recovered to its prepandemic level in September 2023, surpassing its February 2020 level by 209,000 in December 2023.

July 10, 2024
A data chart image of Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Resulting in Days of Job Transfer or Restriction, 1992–2022

The number of private nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work, job transfer, or restriction was 1.8 million in 2022. Three decades earlier, in 1992, it was 3.0 million. Among these injury and illness cases, cases managed with days of job transfer or restriction became more prevalent over the period. In 1992, job transfer or restriction cases made up 21.1 percent of the total cases of days away from work, job transfer, or restriction in private industry.

July 09, 2024
A data chart image of Employment up 206,000 over the month in June 2024

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 206,000 in June 2024, similar to the average monthly gain of 220,000 over the prior 12 months. In June, job gains occurred in government, health care, social assistance, and construction.

July 08, 2024
A data chart image of Job separations rate unchanged at 3.4 percent in May 2024

The total separations rate, the total number of separations during the entire month as a percentage of employment, remained unchanged at 3.4 percent in May 2024. The quits rate was 2.2 percent for the seventh month in a row. The layoffs and discharge rate remained unchanged at 1.0 percent. Other separations, with a 0.2 percent rate, accounted for the remaining separations.

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