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.read full article »
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July 31, 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 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
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
In March 2019, paid vacation leave was available to 79 percent of private industry workers.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.