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A data chart image of Nonfarm payroll employment down 701,000 in March 2020

Nonfarm payroll employment down 701,000 in March 2020

April 07, 2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell sharply in the month ending during the second week of March 2020 (−701,000), reflecting the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to contain it. About two-thirds of the drop occurred in leisure and hospitality. Notable employment declines also occurred in health care and social assistance, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction. In the prior 12 months, nonfarm employment growth had averaged 196,000 per month.

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April 06, 2020

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Number of hospitals and hospital employment in each state in 2019

Hospitals and their employees provide essential services for so many people. For the entire nation, there were 13,944 hospitals in the third quarter of 2019. The U.S. population was 328.2 million in July 2019. That gives us a ratio of 23,540 people per hospital.

April 03, 2020

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Statewide employment in healthcare occupations in May 2019

Each day, healthcare practitioners such as physicians, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists are helping treat patients. In May 2019, over 8.6 million people worked in healthcare practitioner and technical occupations. Let’s take a look at statewide employment in healthcare occupations.

April 02, 2020

A data chart image of Private industry workers with sick leave benefits received more days at larger establishments

Private industry workers with sick leave benefits received more days at larger establishments

Among private industry workers who received a fixed number of sick leave days, the amount varied somewhat depending on the employee’s length of service and the size of the establishment.

April 01, 2020

A data chart image of North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate in February 2020

North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate in February 2020

North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate in February, 2.2 percent, while Alaska had the highest rate, 5.8 percent.

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