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Business Employment Dynamics Twentieth Anniversary!
January 2024

In September 2003, BLS issued the first news release of the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data series, presenting 42 quarters of gross job gains and gross job losses for the private sector of the U.S. economy. Since then, BED has published 82 quarterly releases and expanded its measures of job gains and losses. We celebrate the BED's twentieth anniversary and look forward to the future with more data spotlighting the underlying dynamics of the labor market.

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Fatal Injuries to Foreign-Born Hispanic or Latino Workers
October 2023

Foreign-born Hispanic or Latino workers made up 8.2 percent of the employed U.S. workforce, but 14.0 percent of work-related fatalities in 2021. This Spotlight explores the industries, occupations, and events related to these fatalities.

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For-Profit, Nonprofit, and Government Sector Jobs in 2022
October 2023

This Spotlight compares the labor force characteristics and experiences of workers in the for-profit, nonprofit, government, and self-employed sectors. In 2022, 69.6 percent of the employed worked in for-profit businesses, 6.5 percent worked in nonprofit organizations, 13.4 percent worked for the government, and 10.4 were self-employed. Have you wondered about how much people who work for nonprofits earn, or which groups of people are most likely to work for themselves?

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Union Membership, Activity, and Compensation in 2022
July 2023

In 2022, 10.1 percent of workers in the United States belonged to a union. This Spotlight on Statistics focuses on union membership, strike activity, and compensation in 2022.

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A Look at a Neat Industry: Distilleries
June 2023

This Spotlight on Statistics reviews historical employment trends for distilleries and other components of the beverage manufacturing industry. Additionally, the Spotlight looks at trends in the number of establishments and wages for the distillery industry and compares them to trends among breweries and wineries. Finally, a look at consumer prices for distilled spirits is reviewed.