July 27, 2017
Sixty-seven percent of private industry workers had access to employer-provided medical care benefits in March 2017. Having access means employers offered the benefit, regardless of whether employees chose to participate. Forty-nine percent of private industry workers participated in an employer-provided medical care plan in March 2017. That results in a take-up rate—the percentage of workers with access to a plan who participate in the plan—of 72 percent.read full article »
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July 26, 2017
In June 2017, Colorado and North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rates among the states, at 2.3 percent each. Alaska had the highest jobless rate among the states, at 6.8 percent, followed by New Mexico, at 6.4 percent.
July 25, 2017
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states over the year ending June 2017. The largest percentage gain, 3.8 percent, occurred in Nevada (where employment increased 48,700), followed by Utah, 3.0 percent (an employment increases of 43,400), and Florida, 2.9 percent (an employment increase of 238,600).
July 24, 2017
More manufacturing industries saw multifactor productivity growth over the long term than the short term. From 1987 to 2015, multifactor productivity grew in 54 of 86 manufacturing industries. That compares with 21 manufacturing industries in which multifactor productivity grew from 2014 to 2015.
July 21, 2017
Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older were $909 in the second quarter of 2017. Full-time workers without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $515, compared with $718 for high school graduates (no college) and $1,189 for those with a bachelor's degree. Full-time workers with advanced degrees (professional or master's degree and above) had median weekly earnings of $1,451.
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