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.read full article »
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April 06, 2020
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
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. Lets take a look at statewide employment in healthcare occupations.
April 02, 2020
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
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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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.
- Labor Market Activity of Blacks in the United States
Examines data on the labor market and related topics for the Black or African American population.
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.