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A data chart image of Nonfarm employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019

Nonfarm employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019

December 10, 2019

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November 2019. Job growth averaged 180,000 per month thus far in 2019, compared with an average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018. In November, within education and health services, health care added 45,000. Employment also increased in manufacturing (+54,000), reflecting the return of workers from a strike.

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December 09, 2019

A data chart image of 7.8 percent of people who worked or looked for work experienced unemployment in 2018

7.8 percent of people who worked or looked for work experienced unemployment in 2018

The number of people who experienced some unemployment during 2018 declined by 1.3 million to 13.2 million. Their share of those who worked or looked for work during the year fell by 0.8 percentage point to 7.8 percent in 2018. That was the lowest rate in the history of the series. In 2018, 168.6 million people worked or looked for work at some time during the year, an increase of 1.1 million from 2017.

December 06, 2019

A data chart image of Transportation and material moving workers experienced 184,470 injuries and illnesses in 2018

Transportation and material moving workers experienced 184,470 injuries and illnesses in 2018

There were 900,380 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector in 2018 in which the injured or ill worker took a least one day away from work to recuperate. This was essentially the same number reported for 2017. The incidence rate remained unchanged in 2018 at 89.7 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. In 2018, the median days away from work to recuperate was 8 days, the same as reported in 2017.

December 05, 2019

A data chart image of 40.4 million people provided unpaid eldercare in 2017–18

40.4 million people provided unpaid eldercare in 2017–18

Sixteen percent of the civilian population age 15 and older, 40.4 million people, provided unpaid eldercare in 2017–18. Eldercare providers are people who provide unpaid care to someone age 65 or older who needs help because of a condition related to aging. People ages 55 to 64 were the most likely to provide eldercare, with 24 percent providing care.

December 04, 2019

A data chart image of Yuma, Arizona, had second highest unemployment rate but largest over-the-year decrease

Yuma, Arizona, had second highest unemployment rate but largest over-the-year decrease

In October 2019, 153 metro areas had unemployment rates of less than 3.0 percent and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. El Centro, California (21.2 percent), and Yuma, Arizona (16.1 percent), had the highest unemployment rates. Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, had the lowest unemployment rates, 1.3 percent each.

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