August 23, 2019
In July 2019, 61.8 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds participated in the labor force. That is, they were working or looking for work. The July 2019 labor force participation rate for youth was notably higher than the July rates for the prior 9 years. However, the rate remained considerably below the July 1989 peak of 77.5 percent.read full article »
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August 22, 2019
In July 2019, unemployment rates in 14 states were significantly lower than the 3.7-percent rate for the United States as a whole, significantly higher in 8 states and the District of Columbia, and were not appreciably different from the national rate in 28 states.
August 21, 2019
From July 2018 to July 2019, 25 states added nonfarm payroll jobs and 25 states and the District of Columbia were essentially unchanged.
August 20, 2019
Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 1.8 percent from the second quarter of 2018 to the second quarter of 2019, reflecting a 2.6-percent increase in output and a 0.8-percent increase in hours worked. This was the largest over the-year increase since a 2.2-percent gain from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015.
August 19, 2019
Prices for U.S. imports decreased 1.8 percent for the year ending July 2019, while prices for exports decreased 0.2 percent over the same 12 months.
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