Issues in Labor Statistics are succinct, up-to-the-minute, background papers on current topics.

Beginning in May 2012, Issues in Labor Statistics has been consolidated with several other BLS publications into a new series of reports called Beyond the Numbers. Beyond the Numbers illuminates interesting, timely BLS data on discrete topics and is oriented towards a general audience.

Issues in Labor Statistics Library

 

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  • Young adult employment during the recent recession (HTML) (PDF)

2012

  • Young adult employment during the recent recession (HTML) (PDF)
  • Work absences due to bad weather: analysis of data from 1977 to 2010 (PDF)

2011

  • How long before the unemployed find jobs or quit looking? (HTML) (PDF)

2010

  • Sizing up the 200709 recession: comparing two key labor market indicators with earlier downturns (HTML) (PDF)
  • Ranks of those unemployed for a year or more up sharply (HTML) (PDF)
  • The role of younger and older business establishments in the U.S. labor market (HTML) (PDF)
  • Labor force flows in the most recent recession (PDF)
  • Seasonally adjusted hours series from the Current Population Survey (HTML) (PDF)
  • Illness-related work absences during flu season (HTML) (PDF)
  • Long-term unemployment experience of the jobless (HTML) (PDF)
  • Record unemployment among older workers does not keep them out of the job market (HTML) (PDF)
  • Job availability during a recession: an examination of the number of unemployed persons per job opening (HTML) (PDF)
  • All firm sizes hit hard during the current recession (HTML) (PDF)
  • Recession leads to lackluster employment in the trucking industry (HTML) (PDF)

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