August 26, 2016
Labor productivity rose 1.6 percent in wholesale trade, 3.0 percent in retail trade, and 1.8 percent in food services and drinking places in 2015. Unit labor costs, which reflect the total labor costs required to produce a unit of output, also rose in all three industry groups. Full Text »
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) import price index measures changes in prices of goods purchased from abroad by residents of the United States. The index declined throughout most of 2015 and ended the year with an 8.3-percent decrease from the December 2014 figure. Declines in prices of commodities such as oil, gold, other precious metals, and copper were an important factor behind the fall in the import price index.
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BLS stopped publishing chartbooks in 2012. See Spotlight on Statistics for data visualizations that explain interesting and important developments in the labor market and economy.
- A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons (2012 Edition)
- Chartbook: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2010 (PDF)
- Fatal Occupational Injuries and Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, 2008
- Chartbook: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009
- Fatal Workplace Injuries in 2006: A Collection of Data and Analysis
- Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics, 2006
- A Chartbook of International Labor Comparisons (2010 Edition) (PDF)
- Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2008
- Charting the U.S. Labor Market in 2006
- Fatal Workplace Injuries in 2005: A Collection of Data and Analysis
- Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics, 2005
- Chartbook: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008
- Employment and Wages, Annual Averages 2007
- Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: Counts, Rates, and Characteristics, 2004
- Fatal Workplace Injuries in 2004: A Collection of Data and Analysis
- Chartbook: Fatal Occupational Injuries in the United States, 1995-1999
- Regional Economic Patterns in the United States, 1990-1999
- Working in the 21st Century
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- In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.
- 72 percent
- 70 percent
- 68 percent
- 66 percent
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