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A data chart image of Unemployment rates up in 388 of 389 metro areas in June 2020

Unemployment rates up in 388 of 389 metro areas in June 2020

August 03, 2020

Unemployment rates were higher in June than a year earlier in 388 of the 389 metropolitan areas and lower in 1 area. The national unemployment rate in June was 11.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted, up from 3.8 percent a year earlier.

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July 31, 2020

A data chart image of 307 metro areas had over-the-year employment decreases in June 2020

307 metro areas had over-the-year employment decreases in June 2020

From June 2019 to June 2020, 307 metropolitan areas had decreases in nonfarm payroll employment and 82 were essentially unchanged. Employment in Atlantic City-Hammonton and Ocean City, both in New Jersey, decreased by 29.2 percent and 28.7 percent, respectively. These were the largest over-the-year percentage losses in employment among metropolitan areas. Employment decreased 40,000 in the Atlantic City area and 15,600 in the Ocean City area.

July 30, 2020

A data chart image of Occupations with a high concentration in each state in May 2019

Occupations with a high concentration in each state in May 2019

A location quotient measures how concentrated an occupation is in a geographic area compared with the nation. For example, the location quotient for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Alaska was 17.9 in May 2019. That means zoologists and wildlife biologists were employed in Alaska at 18 times the national rate!

July 29, 2020

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Barriers to employment for people with a disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990 to help remove barriers in the workplace and in daily life for people with disabilities. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the law, let’s examine the barriers to employment for those with disabilities. In July 2019, 47.5 percent of people age 16 and older with a disability who were not employed reported at least one barrier to employment.

July 28, 2020

A data chart image of 79 percent of private industry workers had access to paid vacation leave in March 2019

79 percent of private industry workers had access to paid vacation leave in March 2019

In March 2019, paid vacation leave was available to 79 percent of private industry workers.

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