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Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on establishments and employment by industry article image
Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on establishments and employment by industry July 2021

The coronavirus pandemic impacted all sectors of the economy in 2020. Businesses across the country saw their supply chains interrupted, demand for their products and services decline, and government-mandated closures. This Spotlight on Statistics explores the pandemic’s impact across the economy with emphasis placed on varying experiences by industry and employment in those industries. The Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic was conducted from July to September 2020

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Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas article image
Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas November 2020

Nonmetro areas had an overall annual mean wage of $42,490, compared with $54,820 in metro areas. Total employment in nonmetro areas was 16.4 million in May 2019, representing 11.1 percent of national employment. However, some occupations had higher shares of employment or higher wages in nonmetro areas. This Spotlight on Statistics explores similarities and differences between metro and nonmetro areas.

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Gulf War Era Veterans in the Labor Force October 2020

In 2019, there were 18.8 million veterans in the civilian population, and 7.4 million of those were veterans of the Gulf War era. The Gulf War era includes two periods – Gulf War I, from August 1990 to August 2001, and Gulf War II, from September 2001 to the present. This Spotlight on Statistics examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of these veterans.

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Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs July 2020

BLS has many data products that can be used to help individuals with disabilities plan their career paths. This Spotlight on Statistics highlights these products and demonstrates how they can be used to evaluate potential jobs, using two specific occupations as examples.

How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth article image
How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth July 2020

Labor force growth is an important component of economic growth. Two demographic shifts have had significant impacts on the U.S. labor force: changes in women’s participation and the growth of older age groups. This Spotlight on Statistics examines these shifts in detail.