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States with statistically significant over-the-year employment increases, February 2015 

March 31, 2015
From February 2014 to February 2015, nonfarm employment increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant changes in employment. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in California (+476,400), followed by Texas (+357,300) and Florida (+266,600). Full Text »
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  1. Complete the statement with the correct percentages:

    Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
  2. Hint:
    Young adult employment varies by education.


  3. Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:

    In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
  4. Hint:
    Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.


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