August 28, 2015
In 2014, 4.9 percent of employed people in the United States held more than one job. This percentage, the multiple-jobholding rate, varied considerably by state. In all, 22 states had multiple-jobholding rates significantly higher than the national average, 11 states had significantly lower rates, and 17 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not significantly different from the U.S. average.read full article »
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August 27, 2015
Nebraska had the lowest jobless rate among states in July 2015, 2.7 percent. The historical low for Nebraska was 2.3 percent in October 1990, and the historical high was 6.3 percent in February 1983. In July 2015, West Virginia had the highest unemployment rate, 7.5 percent. West Virginia recorded a historical high of 11.3 percent in February 1983 and a historical low of 3.4 percent in August 2008.
August 26, 2015
From July 2014 to July 2015, 34 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest percentage increase occurred in Utah, where employment rose 4.4 percent. In Nevada, employment increased 3.7 percent.
August 25, 2015
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast. Louisiana and Mississippi suffered the most damage; all counties in Mississippi and parishes in Louisiana were declared federal disaster areas. The parishes and counties along the Gulf of Mexico and around the mouth of the Mississippi River were hit the hardest. The immediate economic impact of Hurricane Katrina included sharp declines in county and parish employment and spikes in unemployment rates in the metropolitan areas.
August 24, 2015
From July 2014 to July 2015, real average hourly earnings increased by 1.9 percent. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.