May 24, 2016
In 2015, labor productivity rose in 15 of 28 selected service-providing industries. Output grew in all 15 industries with increasing productivity, except newspaper publishers, where output fell 4.6 percent, and line-haul railroads, where output was unchanged. Hours worked declined in 9 of the 28 industries. Full Text »
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High-tech industries are an important part of the U.S. economy, employing nearly 17 million workers in 2014. While this accounted for about 12 percent of total employment, the high-tech sector contributed almost 23 percent of output. According to a study funded by the Workforce Information Council, the high-tech sector can be defined as industries having high concentrations of workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) occupations.
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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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