May 22, 2020
Of the 3.2 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2019, 2.1 million, or 66.2 percent, were enrolled in colleges or universities in October 2019. For 2019 high school graduates, the college enrollment rate was 69.8 percent for young women and 62.0 percent for young men.read full article »
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May 21, 2020
From April 2019 to April 2020, the U.S. terms of trade with Canada rose 22.0 percent. Over the same period, the U.S. terms of trade with Germany rose 0.4 percent. Terms of trade with Pacific Rim countries fell 5.8 percent from April 2019 to April 2020.
May 20, 2020
The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.2 percent for the 12 months ended in April 2020, after having increased 0.7 percent in in the 12 months ended in March. The April decline in final demand prices was the largest since a 1.3-percent decline for the 12 months ended November 2015.
May 19, 2020
The number of total nonfarm job separations increased by 8.9 million to a record high of 14.5 million in March 2020. Job openings decreased to 6.2 million on the last business day of March. Over the month, hires declined to 5.2 million.
May 18, 2020
Real hourly earnings up 7.5 percent for year ending April 2020, reflecting loss of lower-paying jobs
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on nonfarm payrolls increased 7.5 percent from April 2019 to April 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 6.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. The increase in real average hourly and weekly earnings largely reflects the substantial job loss in April among lower-paid workers.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 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.
- Labor Market Activity of Blacks in the United States
Examines data on the labor market and related topics for the Black or African American population.
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.